Twisted Landscapes - 2017
When you visit
places that play
with your senses
The landscape along the North Yorkshire coast is magical. Not only does it present itself with a great color palette, it also surprises with lush nature, sometimes rough weather and exceptionally beautiful architecture. Such as the pier in Saltburn, which instantly transformed me into Being Wes Anderson. Or the eerie ruins of Whitby Abbey, a 7th century Christian monastery. It became famous in fiction by Bram Stoker's novel Dracula (1897), as the blood thirsty count there came ashore.
The longer I walked on the Cleveland Way, a hiking trail that in part runs along the coast between Saltburn and Scarborough, the more the environment inspired me to record the landscape in a very special way: what if my visual, aural and olfactory perceptions told me a slightly altered story of all those places I visited? Didn't the special kind of grass that lined the footpath above the cliffs remind me of Donald Trump's hair? Wasn't the air above the bay at Saltburn smelling like all that I had ever wanted to smell? There were so many sensual perceptions, I couldn't count them all.
In the end, all works of this series were given titles to illustrate that particular idea and vision coming to my mind when I visited those places and pressed the shutter button. Maybe it will transcend to you, the viewers.
The pictures of this series were produced with a Fuji GA 645zi camera and various film types.