Happy New Year and best wishes for you! 😉 I´m gonna start this 2019 with something that amazed me: the project Water.Shapes.Earth which uses aerial photography to explain us the complex and diverse ways water inhabits our planet, from a radioactive water pond in Huelva, Spain to mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan.
The images provide on Water.Shapes.Earth are an abstract look at our planet´s surface, presenting purple-hued veins of a divergent river or an icy body of emerald water laced with severe cracks and splinters in its surface. Stories accompany the many images, which bring attention to how each might be a sign of climate change, and to highlight our own destructive mark on our environment. You can read about a salty marsh in Spain or glacial river tributaries in Iceland on Water.Shapes.Earth’s website.
You can read this on their website: “Long long time ago the whole Earth was covered with water. Water flows, shapes its way, and passes off, influencing our life. Starting from melting glaciers, water searching his way to find a sea. Through the rocky mountains, muddy marshes and the dry areas rivers finish their ways in beautiful estuaries“.
The aerial point of view reveals the real character of landscapes on Water.Shapes.Earth. Coastal plains and tidal areas become masterpieces in abstraction, often unknown to those who only see them from usual perspective. In the lagoons we can see beautiful shapes made by flow, and in the same time we can observe how water influencing agriculture, industry, tourism, architecture, natural habitats of animals and our lives in general.
If we don’t act responsibly, one day water will disappear, and we will see only the traces of it. This is what the Water.Shapes.Earth is about. It is art of the water shaped planet. Our goal is to open new perspectives while sharing stories, revealing places, and changing a minds a bit.”
Let´s see some images with part of their stories:
LAVA FLOW AND SEA
ESTUARY OF RIVER AFALL
TREES OF LIFE
RED MUD STORAGE POND
SALT PONDS AND ESTUARY OF RIVER DRAGONJA
WHEAT FIELDS ON FORMER WETLANDS
If you love art/photography, you need to see their work. I´m still amazed…
With info from Water.Shapes.Earth & Collosal
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