Making bullets #mycousinwim #backtobaarlo #OLS
Every first Sunday of July, the ‘Oud Limburgs Schuttersfeest’ takes place, a shooting tournament in which shooting associations from the Dutch and Belgian province Limburg compete. The event has been listed as national cultural heritage. In the next days I will be sharing a photo series about my cousin Wim. Last year I followed him in the days leading up to the OLS. Together with five other team members of ‘Schutterij Sint Antonius & Sint Petrus’ from Baarlo, he was aiming to win the competition. Wim and I grew up only a few houses apart, but we lost touch when I left Limburg, 22 years ago. Now that I’m older, I wanted to know more about my own cultural heritage. I haven’t published these photos until now. Hope you enjoy this series. Reconnecting with my cousin was the most valuable part in the process of making it.