• Lecture 2018

    The last archipelago / Hanspeter Gass, Nelson Da Silva and Oliver Wehrli

  • Location

    Füür­wehr­saal

  • time

    Thursday, May 10, 2018, 11.00

The last archipelago

The goal of the three was to carefully capture the unique island landscape of Corvo and Flores, the smallest and least visited islands in the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic.

With only 20kg of equipment carried on the back per person (photo equipment, tent, sleeping bag, clothing, food, cooking equipment), limitation was essential. The lack of charging capacity for the batteries simulated "analog" photography, in which, similar to film, the battery capacity determined the photographic range. The consistent reflection on the essentials and the conscious exploration and development of a picture were the desired consequences. The results are unique images of the pristine island landscapes, characterized by evergreen, tropical vegetation, stony coasts and fog-shrouded high plateaus.

In addition to many impressive pictures, visitors get exciting insights into the approach of the three nature and landscape photographers for a maximum nature experience with minimal equipment.

Hanspeter Gass, Nelson Da Silva and Oliver Wehrli

  

The three nature and landscape photographers Hanspeter Gass, Nelson Da Silva and Oliver Wehrli undertook a photo adventure to the very edge of Europe with a minimum of equipment.