German photographer Tom Hegen wants to raise awareness of the damage we’re leaving on our planet. His latest project, The Salt Series, revolves around sea salt extraction.
“I was curious if the salt ponds really looked like how I imagined them to be. I was then really amazed by the vibrant hues, textures and abstract shapes I observed,” Hegen says. “The size and landscape of those salt gardens are just overwhelming. They reach far into the horizon and cover areas of many square kilometers.”
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The color of the water indicates the salinity of the ponds. Micro-organisms change their hues as the salinity of the pond increases. The colors can vary from lighter shades of green to vibrant red. @djiglobal @djiphantom @1854media @dronegrids #drone.globe #djiglobal #djidronephotograhyaward #thesaltseries #habitatphotobook #habitat
"The Quarry Series" basically just shows dirt and places that people don't feel attracted to, so they are usually hidden behind fences. But for the construction of growing cities and infrastructure, a huge amount of raw materials are needed. In order to meet the demand for raw materials, we have developed various methods for mining and processing them out of the ground. The fact that those pit mines are shown from a different perspective gives those places a new sense of aesthetic. I use abstraction and aestheticization as a language in my photography to give people access to society relevant topics. For the last two years I have been working on a photo book about this topic which will be published later this year. Stay tuned! #habitatphotobook #thequarryseries #aerialwork #aerial #openpit #pitmining #habitat #photobookcomingsoon #anthropocene #edawards #adcaward #ddcaward