The Wave


Title: The Wave, crossing the Atlantic
Photographer: Dolph Kessler
Publishing date: 2017
Text: Laura Stoop, Gerbrand van Vledder, Dolph Kessler
Language: English

Design: Gert Jan Slagter
Lithography: Sebastiaan Hanekroot
Printing: Die Keure / Brugge

Edition: 650 copies in a one-time edition
Size: 340 x 260 x 10 mm
Pages: 108
Cover: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-90-821873-8-0

Price: €15
Shipping cost: €7,50 (Netherlands)




The Atlantic Ocean was formed when the tectonic plates of the supercontinent Pangaea slowly drifted apart some 160 million years ago. Now it covers approximately one fifth of the earth’s surface. An inconceivable mass of water with an average depth of 4000 metres. We see the water’s surface but are unaware of the enormous mountain ranges, valleys and animal life present within the depths of the ocean. As an abstraction, the ocean is virtually an unvarying constant. All we really know is its surface. Here, waves roll in their own rhythm with every minute, every second offering us a different, entirely unique pattern for millions of years. An instant in the timeline of infinity. Each photo in this book is an immutable snapshot of this fascinating reality. This is how the ocean used to look, how it looks now and how it will look forever and always.

PF Magazine, 11 April 2017
Het Scheepvaartmuseum, 21 November 2018

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