Tales of Ice and Snow

It Was a Stormy Day
It Was Going to Be a Long Walk
The Lake Lay Still
Snowdrift I

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Figures walk through icy landscapes, sometimes dressed as if they were going for a walk on the beach, they are no longer aware of the power of nature, they often realize too late that nature is not only beautiful, but also dangerous.

Thus, many picture titles point to a mysterious event, to a threat that hides behind the vast landscapes. The figures turn their backs to the viewer, they are wanderers who read the landscape and their thoughts remain mysterious.

When you set off on a hike in a snow-white landscape, you are quickly surrounded by total silence and the absence of color. The absence of color is a symbol of empty space and empty space is one of the few constants in our lives. By going into an empty space, we have the illusion of escaping time. A solitary landscape has a tremendous impact on us, it is a place where we can learn about ourselves and renew ourselves.

The photographer also wants to explore the tension between real space and mental space: How do these two spaces interact when we look at and enter into a white landscape and when we look at an imaginary landscape in a photograph.

Arne Nees, the Norwegian philosopher who spent his summers in a cottage beneath the imposing Hallingskarvet near Hardangervidda, wrote, “When you go into yourself, you go into nature.”

In the solitary spaces of the snow-white mountains one exposes oneself to danger. Nature will show us where our own limits are and where we belong.

Nature is not a show, it follows its laws relentlessly. And there is a parallel to art: In a letter to Clara Rilke in 1909 Rainer Maria Rilke wrote: “The path to Art inevitably leads to loneliness and danger. Achieving something in the Art of creating means always being in danger“

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