Tom Hegen is a German photographer whose focus is on aerial photography projects documenting the traces we leave on the earth's surface. He provides an overview of places where we extract, refine and consume resources. Ultimately, he delivers insights into the complex relationship between human and their environment. Often choosing to document abstract perspectives, he reads landscapes based on their significance within the global human impact on planet earth.
My name is Tom Hegen, I work as a Photographer and Designer in Munich, Germany. I focus on aerial photography projects that show impact of human presence on earth.
As a photographer I am interested in the relationship between man and nature. In my aerial photography I focus on landscapes that have been heavily transformed by human intervention. I am trying to sensitize the viewer for those subjects by taking a look on the extraordinary forces impacting our environment.
He has held solo exhibitions and group shows worldwide, including Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, South Korea and China. His work received some of the most prestigious creative awards amongst the Red Dot Design Award, the International Photography Award, the Leica Oscar Barnack Award or the German Design Award.