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Kilian Schonberger Photographs that make me go Oooo !

December 10, 2014

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There’s an instant and unspoken admiration for me, for anyone who can take a photograph and hold my attention, with it’s clarity, beauty, colour or let’s face it, their own perfected skill and ability. Photographer and geographer Kilian Schoenberger comes up trumps for me on all counts. I find a rare depth and delicate beauty in his images that makes me tingle. So it brings me great pleasure to share some of his work with you, the Fishink readers, here today.

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For it’s not just his ability to be exactly in the right place, at the right time to capture let’s say, the sun hitting the tops of these mountains …

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or to spy and capture the almost rhythmic and textural qualities to these forested landscapes.

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But it’s also the power of colour in his work.

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Especially when I discovered that he doesn’t let his colourblindness get in the way of achieving a great photograph !

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And you might also have imagined that a photographer of this worldly quality, would now perhaps be in his fifties, so when I read that Kilian was born in the 1980’s and will be turning thirty next year… I was also quite pleasantly misguided. So whether it’s taking cinema-esque, ‘Lord Of The Rings’ style dramatic images …

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… or capturing the other-worldly and dramatic, Nordic scenery…

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Or showing me Scotland in a completely different light…

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… my money is definitely on this man to come up trumps, every time !

There’s even humour in his work as he captures (in his words) ‘two wooden robots’ and a ‘struggle between two tree ghosts’.

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He says ” Sometimes it’s really scary out there in the woods with those gnarled trees around shrouded by fog and dimly lit by the twilight of the dawn ! ” and I must admit to being very happy to view them from the safety and security of my warm studio lol

I think we will be seeing more of Kilian’s tremendous work again in the future, do spend sometime over on his site, because, (as they almost say), there’s plenty more beautiful fish in his sea : ) Enjoy.

For anyone in North West Germany in February 2015, Kilian will be giving a presentation of his work about the wild forests and mountain scapes of (South East) Germany. During the renowned photo festival “Inspiration Natur” in Stapelfeld (next to Cloppenburg) he will showcase an exhibition of ~40 photos and also give a lecture about his photographic work. For more information about the contributors, program and booking of the festival (in German) follow this link.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. December 10, 2014 10:07 am

    Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing them.

  2. December 10, 2014 10:43 am

    Oooo, too !

  3. Louise permalink
    December 10, 2014 11:55 am

    Oooo, too 2

  4. December 10, 2014 10:59 pm

    Oooo… can I join? beautiful photos, all of them. could gaze at them all day.

  5. December 12, 2014 7:24 pm

    These photos are so atmospheric. The post is well timed with the release of The Hobbit!
    I am laso loving your new post about Mirko Hanak, it’s very touching. I hope you are well Craig. m

    • December 13, 2014 5:44 am

      Thanks Marta, lovely comments as ever. I must admit the Hobbit timing was coincidental but thanks for pointing that out lol ! I’m very well thank you and appreciate your kind sentiments. Hope this finds you warm n well too

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