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Erik Hijweege (1963) is fascinated with the overwhelming power of nature. He started chasing big weather and tornadoes in 2006. This resulted in his first international solo show in New York and the Supercell book.

Sequel to Supercell is his Sublime nature project. In this series he combines the forces of natu… Read More
Erik Hijweege (1963) is fascinated with the overwhelming power of nature. He started chasing big weather and tornadoes in 2006. This resulted in his first international solo show in New York and the Supercell book.

Sequel to Supercell is his Sublime nature project. In this series he combines the forces of nature with the insignificance of man. Towering motherships over small cities, strangling trees around ancient temples show the grandeur of nature and the vulnerability of mankind.

Following his 19th century inspired longing for remote places and distant shores he travels the world working on his long-term project Uncharted Territories. Capturing landscapes on tintype, he shows us the world seen through the eyes of explorers like Dr. David Livingstone.

The multiple threats of our natural surroundings triggered Hijweege to start a second line in his work focussing on endangered species. Based on the Red List of the IUCN he photographed 23 endangered animals preserved in ice. Being a fragile subject matter Hijweege used the 19th century wetplate collodion process to capture these frozen animals on ambrotype. His Endangered series was exhibited at the Dutch Natural History Museum in Rotterdam raising awareness for this important matter. The Endangered book was published in 2014.

Monographs

Noir, Uitgeverij de Verbeelding, 2004
Supercell, Hatje Cantz, 2011
Holland, Uitgeverij de Kunst, 2012
Endangered, Ella Editions, 2014

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