State of Nature Photo Essay by Claudis Schulze

State of Nature Photo Essay by Claudis Schulze

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State of Nature Photo Essay by Claudis Schulze

In this age of climate change and rising sea levels, affluent cultures in Europe have employed the best and brightest minds in civil engineering to create defenses against natural catastrophe. At the same time, these societies strive to create “picturesque” landscapes that are, in fact, quite unnatural.

The young German photographer, Claudius Schulze, has embarked on a journey to explore and document some of the most elaborate interventions to be found in Germany, England, the Netherlands, and several other European countries. He bought a van with a “cherry picker” platform that can lift him and his 4x5 large-format camera high enough to obtain sweeping panoramic views of places where nature’s beauty has been cleverly engineered to resist disaster—while also looking as pretty as possible.

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