Aerial photography; Poetry of silence by Roland Blum

Poetry of silence is an ongoing work of abstract aerial desert photography realized in the Namib desert and it's surroundings. This series was created in the remote aerea of the northern namib.

Poetry of silence is an ongoing work of abstract aerial desert photography realized in the Namib desert and it’s surroundings.

This series was created in the remote aerea of the northern Namib. It’s Located about 80 km south of Walvis Bay, the area is within the Erongo Region.

The bay opens to the north and is about 4.2 km long and 4 km wide. There is a shallow lagoon lying south of the bay, separated from it by an area of beach ridges and swales with saltpans. The lagoon is 3.7 km in length and 1 km wide and is limited by sandy desert on its eastern side.

The pictures were taken with a high resolution camera from about 1500 meters over the ground flying with a helicopter. The Namib Desert is often referred to as the world’s oldest desert. It has been in existence for some 43 million years, remaining unchanged in it’s present form for the last 2 million years.

Its name is derived from the Nama language, implying “an area where there is nothing.” I concentrate mainly on the shapes and structures in combination with the unique light of the desert. By leaving out any reference points that gives an indication of the size, the abstraction is intensified.

My father introduced me to the world of analogue photography. In these early days, I gained my first experience with abstract photography in the field of macro photography. Since then aerial photography became my main subject. Since 2018 i’m constantly working on my poetry of silence.

I see my work very close to painting. And painting with light is photography in the truest sense of the word.

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