The Wadden Sea - Henrik Emtkjær Hansen

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32 pp / 190 x 230mm
Staple Bound
Fedrigoni paper
First edition of 100


The Wadden Sea series is my ongoing personal photographic exploration of place and presence, that relates to seeking out solitude, but also human traces in this vast, flat area. At first glance it looks static, but is really ever changing, both in terms of the ecological system, weather wise and historical.

What I find here, anywhere with an open or desolate space really, but particularly in the Wadden Sea area, is a feeling of childish curiosity and peace. In such space we can allow ourselves to explore and, at the same time, dwell in the quiet surroundings. I see the camera as some sort of guide in this place, an alibi to open up to seeing and being aware. In The Wadden Sea area of Denmark the seeing part is essential to me. It’s not just looking at something or watching a landscape, a dirt road through the marshland, it’s something more if you allow it to unfold. I like the observing part of photography, but it can sometimes be more than that, or at least something else. This is what the series is about and why seeing and therefore photographing the landscapes is important to me. As you change, your view and way of seeing change. What started out as a series of explorations of the geographical and physical place, has evolved into something more or something else, and I've come to consider these photographs not as much as landscapes, but portraits of a place.


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