Industrial Landscapes

  • Photographer
    Jan Stel
  • Prize
    Honorable Mention
  • Company/Studio
    Souverein
  • Date of Photograph
    2019
  • Technical Info
    Phaseone IQ3 100Mp, Schneider 55mm f2.8 AF, Schneider 80mm f2.8 AF, Schneider 110mm f2.8 AF.

“Just before sunrise and sunset, the light is at its most beautiful. There is something magical about this short period of time. The cinematic feeling of industrial locations is what I capture. Their natural surroundings is where my eyes focus on.” - Jan Stel

Story

There is an increasing awareness that the global industry needs to be transformed into a natural non-destructive production process to preserve our beautiful earth for our future generations. Plans are made at political level and the proposed changes are being implemented on a slow but steady path. What is more is that when we humans embrace a common goal, we are strong and change for the better becomes profound. The portrayal of a visual story telling series is the basis of his work. Where Stel carries out thorough preliminary work and works extremely selectively to express his storyline. He does not shy away from addressing complex topics and social issues. Jan Stel is known for having a sharp eye in identifying subtleties in composition, details and tone, the use of sight lines, vanishing points, perspective and overall composition. Stel pays close attention for the right moment to capture the magic play of light and shadow. He believes that the integrity of his shots is found in the pure and intriguing richness of natural light.

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