In the woodlands in Middle Europe lies secret places and mysterious settings. Dotted with old trees, abandoned homes and dense fog, the landscape is the perfect setting for tales of evil witches stirring their potions and magical elfin creatures hiding amongst the gnarled forests.
German Photographer, Kilian Schoenberger, took to the rural woods behind his home to create this stunning series of European landscapes inspired by his homeland and the tales from the Brother’s Grimm. Aptly named, Brother’s Grimm Homeland, this series shows hauntingly beautiful and serene scenes doused with fog to create a perfect backdrop to the dark fairy tales of the early 1800’s.
Kilian is actually colorblind, which makes his work that much more inspiring. He has a friend check his work before it goes to print, but he uses his lack of ability to see colors as advantageous when it comes to his work. He explains to My Modern Met, “I don’t have to separate singular colors visually and can totally concentrate on the structure for a convincing image composition.” He mainly uses the Canon 5D Mark II, the Canon 24mm TSE and Canon 17mm TSE lenses to capture these amazing images.
Schoenberger’s hope is that his images will produce a “resting place for the eyes.”
I think there is a deep longing for tranquil naturalness among people in our technology-driven environment. Therefore I don’t want to show just portrayals of natural scenes – I want to create visually accessible places where the visitor can virtually put his mind at rest.
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[via @My Modern Met]