A collection of 30 black & white photographs from the Zollverein world heritage site in Essen, Germany.
On the eastern edge of the Ruhr Valley, the River Rhine meanders northwards to the North Sea, separating the industrial Ruhr Valley from the rural charm of the Lower Rhine Region. This constitutes a unique and fascinating contrast between peace and rural beauty amid motorway bridges, steel mills, and power stations. In this post, I’d like to share some of the photographs I have taken there.
Photographing exhibits in a museum is boring? Not necessarily. This is the first of a series of blog posts all about photographing historic items, buildings, and places. I will explore and discuss simple techniques which reintroduce the patina of age and history which so often is lost in sterile and well-lit exhibitions.
Alsum is the name of a small village on the eastern shores of the Rhine. Today, the area is used by the ThyssenKrupp Schwelgern Steel Mill, one of the largest steel mills in Germany. It is the combination of three elements, the river Rhine, the steel mill, and the Alsum Hill, which make this place a fascinating photo location, the latter providing a nicely elevated viewpoint on the other two.