Cherish is an image shot by Robin de Puy in 2015 during a 10,000-kilometre journey across the United States. A road trip she took by herself on a Harley-Davidson. De Puy, a 29-year-old portrait photographer, felt the need to take stock after the growing success of her work (the commissions flooded in after she won the Dutch National Portrait Prize in 2014). She made the journey to regain the uninhibited eye of her earlier work and to re-engage with what photography truly means to her. The result is a brilliant series of portraits in the now classic genre of ‘The American Photographic Road Trip’. Her pictures can be seen at the The Hague Museum of Photography from 19 March 2016. The edition includes the book that was published on the occasion of the exhibition: If this is true, I'll never have to leave home again.