In the exhibition Thinking Like a Mountain, Helene Schmitz manages to convey a nature’s call for help and a severe critique of human exploitation, through stunningly beautiful large-scale photography.
Helene Schmitz’s photography centers on man’s complicated relationship with nature. In several photographic projects, she has explored the power balance between man and nature – and when it goes off kilter. Working analogue with a large format camera.
Like a poet of Natural sciences, she reaches straight into the viewer with her observations on passings and of states in change. Her works, where each title has been carefully crafted with humour and poetry – and often with a play on language – tackle humanity’s brutal encroachment on nature. She does this in a way that moves us as much with its beauty, as with its underlying threat