‘To find the fullness and satisfaction of life in narrow desires –
the ice age fossils, the turtles, the old mirrors, the orchids.
I suppose that is exactly what I was doing in Florida, figuring out how people found order and contentment and a sense of purpose in the universe by fixing their sights on one single thing or one belief or one desire.’
Susan Orlean - The Orchid Thief
For the photo series Diggers I immersed myself in the universe of metal detector hunting. There's a large and very active community of professional archaeologists, serious amateurs, divers and coin beepers in the Netherlands. It's an awesome world of eccentric individuals digging for history, explosives and gold.