History of the Visit is a project by German photographer Daniel Reuter. The series has been entirely published in a homonymous book by Peperoni Books.
Daniel grew up in Luxembourg and moved to Reykjavik, Iceland, where he currently lives. He turned to photography in 2009 and graduated in fall 2013 from the limited residency MFA in Photography at the University of Hartford, Connecticut. These are his words about the project:
I began work on this project in late summer 2012, after having recently relocated to Iceland and during a period of my life marked by profound personal transitions. Setting out on daily drives to the countryside to photograph, I was primarily seeking quiet and solitude, expecting to find a sense of direction.
Equal parts topographical survey of a fictional land and account of a Herzogian existentialist trip, History of the Visit has become a lot more biographic than I initially anticipated. I am interested in the transformative quality of photography, by which thought is abstracted and landscape decontextualized.
Text and images © Daniel Reuter