The name ‘De Parel’ (The Pearl, La Perle,
Die Perle, La Perla, Den Perlen, …), although indicating a precious possession, is a common name given to commercial businesses. Traveling around the Netherlands and Belgium, Liesbet photographed 28 businesses called ‘De Parel’. The route is a necklace with pearls strung together via motorways. De Parel-ketting is a three meters long concertina, similar to the well-known souvenir for tourists.
Commissioned by: Liesbet Bussche
Concept & Photography: Liesbet Bussche
Graphic Design: Rob van Leijsen
Specifications: 148 x 105 mm, 30 pages leporello, 300 copies, offset printed