Beautiful digital photo collages of dreamlike places by Turkish art director and visual artist Hüseyin Şahin.
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The Guelta d’Archei is probably the most famous guelta – a lower level of height ground between rocks which holds water – in the Sahara. It is a barren place located in the Ennedi Plateau, in north-eastern Chad .The reservoirs of this wetland is supported by groundwater. The guelta is a watering place for camels. and it is also inhabited by a very small number of the Nile crocodile.
Breathtaking photos by Budapest-based photographer Tóth Tamás, capture Croatia’s winter landscape when the waterfalls freeze bright blue. The frozen waterfalls are situated in the National Park of the Kapela Mountains. They were formed over millions of years by what is known as the Karst process, the dissolution of soluble rocks including limestone, dolomite and gypsum. It is this that gives the water its electric blue color – appearing all the more dramatic when frozen.
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Rakotzbrücke (also called the Devil’s Bridge) is nestled in Azalea and Rhododendron Park, Kromlau, Germany. The bridge dates back to 1860s. Rakotzbrücke was specially built to create a circle when it is reflected in the waters beneath it – a popular photo opp. The bridge’s artificially-formed basalt columns were specially shipped from distant quarries.
Hjørundfjord is known as one of the longest fjords in Norway. The swing sits by the fjord in the garden at Christian Gaard Bygdetun, in the remote village of Trandal, which is accessible mainly by boat. The best place for incredible views of the picturesque fjord surrounded by mountains? This swing!
Monumental land artwork by Douglas Gordon and Morgane Tschiember. ‘As close as you can for as long as it lasts’ uses fire, smoke and sound — a call and response between two artists — as a reference to the well-known history of yodeling in this particular area.
The large-scale, site-specific sculpture has been created in response to the landscape of Gstaad. Upon visiting the beautiful but terrifying mountain site, Douglas Gordon and Morgane Tschiember found beauty, fear, loneliness and a particular sense of melancholy. With these emotions in mind, the artists explored the idea of a lonely traveler who might seek companionship with another person in such a place, questioning whether this relationship is based on desire, fear or excitement of the unknown.
The fiery land art is on view as a part of Elevation 1049 through March 19, 2017.
All photos by Stefan Altenburger / courtesy of the artist and LUMA Foundation