by Jo Bradford in New Photography on Wednesday 11 January 2012

If you go down to the woods today you may come across photographer Jürgen Heckel. Known for his hauntingly sparse landscape photography, the photo series Wald explores seemingly vast and primeval forests so devoid of human intervention that you could believe he may be the first person to visit there. Huge tree trunks are silent sentries; shafts of light illuminate copper leaves, casting spotlights on moss-covered ground in his silently brooding ‘treescapes’.
Jürgen Heckel Treescapes (2)
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