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The Forest Photography of Jürgen Heckel

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Jürgen Heckel is a photographer and sound artist who’s currently living in Munich, Germany after living in Paris, France for 14 years. He spends a great amount of time in the great outdoors, and many of his photo projects are studies of trees and forests.

One of his series is titled “Lumen,” and contains nighttime long-exposure photos captured amidst trees, with the horizon line illuminated by a line of light — the light of passing cars.

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Other photographs in his collections show row after row of straight trees — beautiful glimpses of order spotted in nature:

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Another popular theme in Heckel’s work is light. Many of his shots show sunlight illuminating dense — and often dark — forests, with beams of light passing through leaves, branches, and trunks, and hitting the forest floor.

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You can find more of Heckel’s work on his website, on Flickr, and on Behance. Heckel also offers high quality physical prints of his work, and you can inquire about buying one by contacting him through email.


P.S. You can also listen to some of Heckel’s “sound art” over on Soundcloud. The music goes along quite nicely with the works in this post.


Image credits: Photographs by Jürgen Heckel


 
 
  • Zos Xavius

    the 2nd set is very nice.

  • hail___hail

    These are great.

  • tron_

    agreed, the first set didn’t really do much for me. the second set of photos are beautiful, however.

  • JJ

    I love when a photographer takes a interesting angle on a commonly photographed subject. These images are great.

  • tim

    Nice, reminds me of some of Ansel Adams’ work.

  • MarvinB7

    comment :D

    Fun images! I agree with all of the positive comments.

  • kassim

    Lovely!!!