By capturing and immortalizing threatened animal species in ice, photographer Erik Hijweege creates confusion. His images set the viewer thinking. Is this animal encased in ice the last of its kind? Is it waiting on better times?
Add to that the fact that the photographer has resurrected an extinct technique -- the wet-collodion process dating from 1851 – to depict his subjects and it becomes clear that we're witness to a unique project that has far-reaching implications for our ways of thinking about extinction, preservation and nature conservation.
This hardcover book has a great coffee table size and contains beautiful wet-collodion images.
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