Sofie Knijff – Asnoix
Self published – 2014
Asnoix is the old name for Assenois, a village in the Belgian Ardennes. Life seems to stand still there. Through many visits over several years, Sofie Knijff gradually grew attached to the area. Inspired by the purity of its natural landscape, she came to appreciate the different aspects of local rural life. This series of images reminds us of the power of nature, which is reflected in the daily lives of the people living there, and in how various layers of society are connected: the family domain of the nobility, the village inhabitants, the hunters during autumn, and the scouts building camps in summer. Included are photographs of bygone days, to show how little has changed over time.