To create the book For Brigitte (2017) I collaborated with a woman who wanted to give her seventy-year-old sister Brigitte a present. I dove into the family’s archive and looked for images that matched the sisters’ description of Brigitte as the ‘prettiest girl in class’. The selection was then scanned and a new book was created out of the imagery. The design was a result of automatic placement; images were cropped and then became new images in the process. This appropriation of a family archive resulted in a book that shows my very personal experience of the encounters with Brigitte as well as a universal photographic document of time. The book For Brigitte, published by APE (Art Paper Editions) was shortlisted in 2018 for the Author Book Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles, Kassel Photobook Award, Athens Photo Festival and Photo Espana. For Brigitte is included in Photobook Belge, an overview of photo books created by Belgian photographers, published by Hannibal.