Elger Esser – ‘Voyage En Egypte’

Elger Esser‘s series ‘Voyage En Egypte’ – “I wanted to give a viewer and myself the opportunity to stand in this landscape again and to get lost in it.”

‘For his series ‘Voyage En Egypte’, Elger Esser traveled along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan with an 8 x 10 land camera, photographing the banks of the river, traditional feluccas, dahabiyas, and fisherman. Taken from a great distance with the artist’s signature precision and formal grace, the photographs of Voyage en Egypte are calm, grandiose landscapes in addition to being provocative meditations on light, space and color. Large expanses of water and sky in dissipating pastel hues form the cornerstone of these compositions, while the land and civilization itself provide sharp but remote horizon lines which are dwarfed by the natural elements.’  (review by Bill Bush for Huffingtonpost)

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Elger Esser – Voyage En Egypte