Engelbert fellinger

Nature in the anthropocene*

My photographs portrait forests and landscapes in black and white. Even though the ornaments of civilization are all around us, there are still some parts of the globe where human influence is small. I want to find and photograph these almost pristine spots before they are developed and destroyed. Some places are protected and recognized as national parks, others are snippets of nature that seem to have been forgotten in urban and rural planning.

I want to show nature as pure as possible. As a rule there are no people on my pictures or man-made elements. Working in black and white captures light, shape, form, texture, line and tonal range without color distraction.

For me, forest and landscape photography is about enjoying nature and trying to capture a small part of its beauty. Even a great image is only a slice of the whole. The only and best way to enjoy the whole is by being there.

Engelbert Fellinger

* The Anthropocene is a unit of time dating from the commencement of significant human impact on the Earth’s geology and ecosystems.

Engelbert uses: his eyes, patience, Canon 5d mk2, prime lenses (28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm).

Often used film cameras: Rolleiflex 3.5F (1960), Kiev 60, Rolleiflex Automat (1940), Hasselblad 500c/m, all loaded with Kodak TX400.

Fotogram, Amsterdam 2000-2003

‘Hij vindt de natuur, waar de mens geen zichtbaar spoor heeft achtergelaten waar anderen in gedachten verzonken (denk aan smartphones, gekibbel en stress, heel veel stress) straal voorbij lopen.’
Interview met Engelbert Fellinger door Eve Oostendorp voor het vak kunst aan het Vossius Gymnasium, Amsterdam (pdf)


• Montanha International Photography Exhibition, Azores, Portugal 2019
• Landscapes, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens 2017
• Open Atelierroute Westelijke Eilanden, Amsterdam, 2005 – 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017
• Open, SeenSeen Gallery, Amsterdam 2014
• Finnish Woods, Galerie Moon, Amsterdam 2013
• Forest and Trees, Galerie Moon, Amsterdam 2012
• Inspired by Nature with Engelbert Fellinger, Lauro Govoni, Era Vati and Anton Shirkin. Amsterdam 2012
• Onuitputtelijke Bronnen, De Nieuwe Galerie, Amsterdam 2012
• Transformations, Engelbert Fellinger, Lauro Govoni and Era Vati, Amsterdam, 2011
• Raamwerk, Amsterdam 2010
• Images from Eastern Europe and more.., 2010
• Black and white valentine, Amsterdam, 2010
• Raamwerk, Amsterdam, 2009
• Renovation and pictures, a collection of portraits, Amsterdam, 2008
• Wash and Go, Display of Eastern Europe, Amsterdam, 2008
• Community art, images of children in their neighbourhood, SVP Kunst, Amsterdam Westerpark, 2008
• The 3 signs, Museum Geelvinck Hinloopen Huis, Amsterdam 2007
• The local pub, Amsterdam, 2007
• Poster! Sugar Factory Amsterdam, 2007
• Poster! @ Kunstwinkel Zus, 2007
• Renovation and pictures, Amsterdam 2007
• Poster! @ Walls gallery Amsterdam, 2007
• Momenten van rust, Stichting Kunst in Werkelijkheid, Amsterdam Westerpark, 2005

Environmental Anthopology Today
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Publications, including:

• Photography for magazines and website of HKU University of the Arts (HKU) 2007- now.
• Photos for Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology, Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet,Helen Kopnina, Routledge, New York, London 2016
• Photos for ‘Sustainable Business: Key Issues’. By Helen Kopnina, John Blewitt, Routledge, New York, London 2014, 2018
• Photos for Environmental Anthropology, Future Directions, Edited by Helen Kopnina and Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet, Routledge, New York, London 2013
• Cover and CD booklet ‘The Other Side’ by Petra Jordan, 2011
• Cover photograph Anthropology of Environmental Education, Kopnina, Shoreman-Ouimet, Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2011
• Cover photograph Environmental Anthopology Today, Kopnina, Shoreman-Ouimet 
Routlegde, New York, London 2011
• Photography for Health and Environment, Social Science Perspectives, Kopnina, Keune,
Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2010
• Anthropology of Work Review, Remembering the Soviet past in Latvia, picture and essay,
 American Anthropological Association, 2009
• Photography for Tourism and Migration: Formation of New Social Classes, Kopnina, Cognizant Communications USA, 2007
• Cover photo for Crossing European Boundaries, Stacul, Moutsou, Kopnina, Berghahn Press, London, 2006
• Photo series on migrants for East to West Migration, Kopnina, Ashgate, London 2005
• Portraits of employees, their jobs and motivation, Stage Entertainment, Joop van den Ende Theaterproducties, The Netherlands, 2003

Migration and Tourism
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HKU, students
HKU, for brochures and website
Health and Environment
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The other side, Petra Jordan
CD cover and booklet ‘The other side’ by Petra Jordan
Environmental Education
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Soviet past in Latvia
Soviet past in Latvia, Anthropology of Work Review.