Route du Soleil
Photography gives Cleo something to hold on to. For over ten years she has been looking for timelessness in various subjects like landscapes, distinctive sports club clothing, architecture, coincidental stillness on the street in people, and objects. Ever since the sudden passing of her dad Hein Goossens photography has been Cleo’s way of dealing with loss.
Together with her partner Steven Janson she traveled to different continents to eventually tell her story of the last ten years through “Route du Soleil”. “The reason for making this book lies in the ten years that my dad has passed and the ten years that I have been together with Steven. It’s an ode to love, and the love from and for my parents.” The title of the book refers to that same love: “In 1981 my parents drove the Route Du Soleil in their canary yellow Renault 4 and by chance stopped in the little village Bédoin, located at the foot of the Mont Ventoux. It became an important place for our family.”