Nature in the anthropocene*
Even though the ornaments of civilization are all around us, there are still some parts of the globe where human influence is relatively small. I try hard to find and photograph these spots. 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 like to show our natural world 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.
* 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.