Whether filming in rough snow regions Greenland or in the basalt-fringed waters of Islands of Stuðlagil canyon, Jan Erik Waider highlights the textures and fleeting shapes of the earth’s landscapes. His photographs often isolate monumental motifs such as glaciers and deep canyons in such a way that the abstract forms appear like mysterious, otherworldly surroundings LAVA Series.
At the beginning of the year Waider, who lives in Hamburg but often travels to remote regions of the Nordic countries, traveled to the Fagradalsfjall volcano Eruption. He spent three days getting as close as possible to the magma that poured over the landscape and documenting its changing shapes with a telephoto lens in enlarged detail, which he describes in a note to Colossal:
I was absolutely overwhelmed by how quickly the lava field changed. Apparently, cooled lava broke open and thick, fresh lava flowed out and formed new shapes and “sculptures”, which were then destroyed again a few minutes later by new lava. This at the same time beautiful but also brutal transitoriness was the attraction for me. A surreal landscape that in a few minutes will no longer be visible to anyone.
The resulting images contrast the crispy, charred edges of the cooled rock with its molten underside. You can be part of the LAVA The series is down, but take a look Waider’s Behance for the complete collection. All recordings are also available as prints. available his side.
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