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All existence has origin in seawater. Being on a sun-flooded beach, our soul remembers this serendipitous miracle of our existence. Within a Summer light life is celebrating itself in an act of ecstatic easiness in front of the vast seawater horizon. Is this our true homeland?

Heiko Hellwig explores this idea in this series "More and More Light". Shot along the European shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean, all images are composed in camera and no photoshop art was involved to create them. Hellwig was inspired by Bauhaus Artist Oskar Schlemmer and his beautiful painted figurines when working on this series.

I discovered the magic of photography at the age of six, for it allowed me to visually capture an instant of the real world. Even more amazing for me was, and still is, the fact that photographs can reveal much more than just appearances: the attentive observer can always perceive other layers or levels in them. Levels that today I can render visible and present to experience thanks to various photographic techniques.

This heightened visibility is not always just esthetic, but always more exciting, for it tries to penetrate the surfaces of the real world and invite beholders to reflect. My work is largely inspired by the Bauhaus artists Oskar Schlemmer and Lyonel Feininger.

Heiko Hellwig

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