TOM HEGEN | THE SALT SERIES

éclat  | 9.6.– 9.8.2018

TOM HEGEN

 

THE SALT SERIES

éclat 9 JUNE – 9 AUGUST 2018

OPENING: FRIDAY 8 JUNE 2018, 6 – 9 PM 

Tom Hegen is a photographer and Designer who lives and works in Munich, Germany. He focuses on aerial photography projects that show impact of human presence on earth. As a photographer he is interested in the relationship between man and nature. In his aerial photography he focuses on landscapes that have been heavily transformed by human intervention. His aim is to sensitize the viewer for those subjects by taking a look on the extraordinary forces impacting our environment.

The production of sea salt is one of the oldest forms of human intervention in natural spaces. Sea salt comes from natural evaporation of seawater out of artificial created ponds. 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 the vibrant red. Although the sea salt industry covers large areas around the world, the salt ponds and marshes are an important habitat for many species like birds, shellfishes or micro-organisms.

TOM HEGEN

 

THE SALT SERIES

éclat 9 JUNE – 9 AUGUST 2018

OPENING: FRIDAY 8 JUNE 2018, 6 – 9 PM 

Tom Hegen is a photographer and Designer who lives and works in Munich, Germany. He focuses on aerial photography projects that show impact of human presence on earth. As a photographer he is interested in the relationship between man and nature. In his aerial photography he focuses on landscapes that have been heavily transformed by human intervention. His aim is to sensitize the viewer for those subjects by taking a look on the extraordinary forces impacting our environment.

The production of sea salt is one of the oldest forms of human intervention in natural spaces. Sea salt comes from natural evaporation of seawater out of artificial created ponds. 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 the vibrant red. Although the sea salt industry covers large areas around the world, the salt ponds and marshes are an important habitat for many species like birds, shellfishes or micro-organisms.