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For their new book, photographers Vianca Reinig (*1989) and Philipp Schmidt (*1983) travelled to Scotland and captured the beauty of the northernmost isle of the Outer Hebrides: Lewis and Harris. In stark contrast to the local architecture, the ancient landscape almost becomes tangible in all its craggy shapes and rough colors. With alternating perspectives, sudden cuts between panoramatic shots and minute details, this intricately designed artist book is arranged in a chronologically and filmic sequence of images, poetically bringing to life the vibrant experience of their travels on the remote isle.
'In the photobook “Lewis and Harris” we focus on that exact landscape and the surroundings of the Outer Hebrides. In a series of landscape photographs you will get an insight into the ancient, rough beauty of the landscape with its organic shapes and colours. Complementing these is a selection of architectural photographs concentrating on the functional elements of the surroundings which are made and used by the people who call these archaic surroundings their home. The preface is written bei Donald Murray, a writer from the Isle of Lewis.'