German artist Kai Ziehl approaches architecture photography with a certain style that results in visually powerful, contemplative moments. Ziehl transforms architectural structures into stunning geometric shapes and lines that fill each composition. Light and shadow complement each other in the high contrast scenes filled with mesmerizing abstract forms and feelings of solitude and isolation.
Boardwalk sheet-music montage. Coney Island (1950)
I’ve got the opportunity to take a little road trip for a couple of weeks which is great though sadly I’m unlikely to be able to post any photos while I’m away.
Take care all.xx
Tenere Desert, Niger
Roughly the size of California and home to the world’s largest sand dunes, the Tenere Desert has been used for centuries as a route for the salt trade by the Taureg. Part of the Tenere is made up of seif dunes, sand dunes that run parallel to each other for as much as 100 miles, and the trough between the dunes is known as a gassis and used as the route for caravan traders. Nomadic Tuareg roam the environment, known as “Blue Men” because the men cover their faces and the blue dye from the cloth rubs off onto their skin. The salt trade starts at Bilma, where holes are dug into the ground and filled with water and crusts of salt crystals form on the surface to be skimmed off and packed into wooden cone molds weighing about 40 lbs. The caravan will set off on a 15 day journey across the desert where landmarks are scarce. Recently four-wheel-drive vehicles have become more popular for the Tuareg because of their speed, but some still use caravans.