Between the Sea and the Sky
In his new book Between the Sea and the Sky Jimmy Nelson depicts 20 communities in traditional dress and the environment that formed them, the Netherlands. The result reveals a key part of Dutch identity that has almost completely disappeared into oblivion. As a full immersion in the rich culture of his adopted homeland, Between the Sea and the Sky is also Jimmy Nelson’s most personal book to date.
With your purchase you support Indigenous communities taking their heritage into the future
With its projects, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation is completing the circle Jimmy has started. As cultures are rapidly changing through time, and the world’s cultural diversity is at risk, now is the moment to act. The JNF supports Indigenous communities in preserving and passing on their traditional heritage and knowledge by investing in reciprocity and educational projects.
37,5x 29,7x 5,1cm
Dutch & English
Free to download
Using the monstrous 8×10”-format film plates ensures that I push myself to the limits of my experience and skill.
The laborious process enables me to engrave the images with a real signature: it is the struggle to see, the imperfection of the self, that gives my pictures the artistic authenticity for which I strive. Then, camera and tripod in hand, I quite literally fell in love with the famous Dutch light.
The myth about Dutch light started circulating in the 19th century. In the 1850s, the Netherlands became popular with artists. The likes of Monet, Manet and Whistler all came to see the country’s famous 17th-century paintings and the typical countryside for themselves. And in their slipstream came writers, painters and photographers from all over the world. Reading through their diaries and journals, it almost seems as if the Dutch countryside was discovered through 17th-century paintings, as if the landscapes and the light were the inventions of artists.
Step into the world behind the picture
To accompany the book download the Jimmy Nelson App. Scanning the image with the app will enable you to step into the world behind the image, through your smartphone. Beautiful video material will guide you through breathtaking footage, but above all uncovers the beauty of life in the Netherlands.
Looking for a beautiful book stand?
To celebrate the launch of Between the Sea and the Sky we made a unique book stand in collaboration with Look a Book.
This new product will enable you to view our book wherever you place it in your room. We are proud to have kept it close to ‘home’ as Look a Book is a small company based in Volendam, one of our proud communities represented in the new book. It goes without saying that it will carry all of our books with elegant dignity.