This post contains a series of photographs from the Hoheward Spoil Tip in Herten, Germany.
This post contains a series of photographs from the Consolidation Coal Mine in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
This post contains a series of photographs of industrial architecture taken at disused spoil loading tower in Gladbeck, Germany.
This post contains a series of photographs of industrial architecture taken at the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, Germany.
In this series, I explore ways to photograph historic items and places in a way that reflects their age and inspires ideas and stories of their glories past. Today, we are going to explore reflections and (semi-)transparency. They both add a layer to the photograph, an extra step for the viewer to grasp the subject. They make the subject more distant and less immediate. They can obscure it, covering or distorting historical and original and adding new detail like haze or dirt.
Today I’d like to share this new image of Tuan with you, the male orangutan in Hamburg’s zoo, the renowned Tierpark Hagenbeck. I have photographed Tuan several times before. In fact, he „modeled“ in some of my best orangutan portraits to date. A couple of weeks ago, he did it again. Attached with the image you will find at the end of this post, and there is a story I’d like to share with you today.