89 Licht

Jan Scheffler
The Light of the North. It is the longing for silence—inviolate, loudly articulate silence. Jan Scheffler puts himself in the midst of this silence and his gaze brushes the sky, the earth, the water, the light. Then all becomes quiet within him. And his pictures are created in the knowledge of endangered beauty.
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Jan Scheffler has been photographing the dramatic landscapes, seascapes and weather of Iceland, Norway and Finland for the last twenty years. His best work has now been collected in 89 Licht.

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The Light of the North

It is the longing for silence—inviolate, loudly articulate silence. Jan Scheffler puts himself in the midst of this silence and his gaze brushes the sky, the earth, the water, the light. Then all becomes quiet within him. And his pictures are created in the knowledge of endangered beauty. In 89 Licht he tells of the lands in the north that he and his camera have been traveling through for the past twenty years. He tells of the days and nights there, of his hunger for this northern light, the poetry of the landscape of which he has become a part.

His photographs always unite elements fraught with tension, although they are at rest inside the square. Sometimes the earth takes up most of the room, and sometimes the sky does, displacing its counterpart, well-knowing that in the end, there is an order to everything. Scheffler is devoted to the North; the kind of light he captured in his first photo when he was twelve still fascinates him. Scheffler’s pictures of Iceland, Finland, and Norway are accompanied by the poetic echoes of the author Jacqueline Majumder.

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Dimensions 27.8 x 29.6 cm
Image Count 89
Binding Hardcover
Signed Copy No
Publisher Hatje Cantz
Date Published 2020
ISBN 13 9783775747080
Edition 1st
No. of Pages 192