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The Spanish Farmland Series, 50x70 cm

Due to permanent dry climatic conditions, a unique form of agriculture has developed in central Spain over the last centuries. In the area between Huesca and Madrid, the art of dry farming is practised. The fields are cultivated during the winter season when rainfall is just sufficient to grow crops. Harvesting takes place just before the summer heat dries out the ground. After the harvest and before rainfall, the soil is roughly ploughed to maximize water absorption. It is then sealed with rollers to reduce evaporation. The fields are also surrounded by stone walls and organized in terraces to minimize erosion. Dry farming is a sustainable method of agriculture, as the farmers use no additional irrigation other than rainfall. From the air, these fields look like expressionist paintings. The patterns of hills and terraces, the palette of earthy colours transform the area into a patchwork of organic plots, occasionally broken up by roads. Man thus becomes an abstract artist who shapes the earth’s surface. ‍ With the ongoing growing world population and the increasing demand for foods, access to fresh water reserves will become more and more difficult in the coming years. This series deals with the question of how global agriculture will develop in the face of climate change.

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• series collection poster
• 2 cm white border
• numbered and signature en verso
• pigment print on 250 gsm paper

• pigment print with ultra chrome ink
• permanence for more than 200 years
• 2 cm white border for better framing
• numbered and signature en verso
• including a certificate of authenticity

Final size
Width

50

cm
Height

70

cm

Collection Intro

Due to permanent dry climatic conditions, a unique form of agriculture has developed in central Spain over the last centuries. In the area between Huesca and Madrid, the art of dry farming is practised. The fields are cultivated during the winter season when rainfall is just sufficient to grow crops. Harvesting takes place just before the summer heat dries out the ground. After the harvest and before rainfall, the soil is roughly ploughed to maximize water absorption. It is then sealed with rollers to reduce evaporation. The fields are also surrounded by stone walls and organized in terraces to minimize erosion. Dry farming is a sustainable method of agriculture, as the farmers use no additional irrigation other than rainfall. From the air, these fields look like expressionist paintings. The patterns of hills and terraces, the palette of earthy colours transform the area into a patchwork of organic plots, occasionally broken up by roads. Man thus becomes an abstract artist who shapes the earth’s surface. ‍ With the ongoing growing world population and the increasing demand for foods, access to fresh water reserves will become more and more difficult in the coming years. This series deals with the question of how global agriculture will develop in the face of climate change.

Series Poster

Series Poster 50x70 cm including white border, printed on beautiful 250g matt photographic paper, rolled in a tube, shipping worldwide.

Human Altered Landscapes

We hardly pay attention to how much we have changed our planet in order to meet our needs. A forest, for instance, can look like ordinary nature from the ground. But by changing the point of view, you can actually see that this forest is based on a grid – built by man.

Lockdown

During the lockdown time in March, April and May, I took photographs of the largest German Airports and their resting runways. It was a historic moment and a unique opportunity to get these images. The book published in a high-quality clothbound hardcover book by renowned German publisher Hatje Cantz.

Print

Printed on beautiful 170g/m² photo paper with an essay by world renowned philosopher and author Alain de Botton about a post-travel world. The book comes in a very nice and hight-quality clothbound hardcover.

Human Altered Landscapes

"In recent centuries humans have become one of the most important factors influencing the biological, geological and atmospheric processes on Earth. Meanwhile, we have left our marks on more than two-thirds of the Earth's surface. Scientists now suggest that we should live in a new human era, called Anthropocene."

Human Altered Landscapes

The book HABITAT explores the relationship between man and nature by aerial photography. It raises the question of when a man’s influence on Earth began and how our civilization has developed since that. Five chapters and 90 photographs show on over 180 pages traces of human presence on Earth.

Collector’s Edition

This Fine Art Prints in strictly limited edition. Once an edition has been sold out, it will never be printed again. Each print is numbered, signed and shipped with a certificate of authenticity. For achieving the highest quality, the photographs are reproduced with archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 gsm.

Collector’s Edition

This Fine Art Prints in strictly limited edition. Once an edition has been sold out, it will never be printed again. Each print is numbered, signed and shipped with a certificate of authenticity. For achieving the highest quality, the photographs are reproduced with archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 gsm.

Fine Art Prints

Printed with archival pigment ink on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 gsm matte fine art paper to achieve best colour gamut, image sharpness and brilliance. The white cotton paper has a light structure, lending each art work a characteristic depth. Hahnemuhle paper meets the requirements for age resistance and is designed for Fine Art applications.

  • Pigment print with ultra chrome ink
  • Permanence for more than 200 years
  • 2 cm white border for better framing
  • Numbered and signature en verso
  • Including a certificate of authenticity

Fine Art Prints

Printed with archival pigment ink on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 gsm matte fine art paper to achieve best colour gamut, image sharpness and brilliance. The white cotton paper has a light structure, lending each art work a characteristic depth. Hahnemuhle paper meets the requirements for age resistance and is designed for Fine Art applications.

  • Pigment print with ultra chrome ink
  • Permanence for more than 200 years
  • 2 cm white border for better framing
  • Numbered and signature en verso
  • Including a certificate of authenticity

Framing Options

Shadow Gap Frame
Acryl-Dibond mounting
Passepartout Frame
Print under floatglass
Shadow Gap Frame
Acryl-Dibond mounting
Passepartout Frame
Print under floatglass
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