Continuing the theme of humans’ interaction with nature, the series looks at the fun and pleasurable side of it. The images show how our planet’s complexity with its deep and vast oceans and endless beaches is both offset and complemented by the simplicity of people’s activities such as floating, relaxing, sunbathing or reading. The minimalism of the action of relaxation, combined with the somewhat still and almost perfect geometrical composition of the works, creates ‘simplicity in complexity’ and helps the viewer to experience the feeling of serenity and calm. The fun atmosphere of summer activities is conveyed through the random positioning of bright colours of people’s belongings and man-made objects in the vast and immeasurable setting of nature’s most beautiful colours.
Timo Lieber is a London-based, dynamic, thoughtful, award-winning aerial and landscape photographer. Timo has photographed across the globe, from the Arctic Circle to remote deserts, and his images capture audiences worldwide.
Through five series of images, we can see Timo’s evolution as an artist and photographer. Moving from quiet admiration of nature’s magnificent landscapes into questioning and analysing the ways and results of human interactions with nature, we can see progression of Timo’s artistic fascination with Earth – and humans’ interaction with it – as his subjects.
Timo is the 2013 winner of the International Pano Awards (Australia), the world’s largest competition of its kind and judged by Peter Lik that year. He has received numerous further awards, including International Photography Awards (US), National Geographic (US), PX3 Prix de la Photographie (France), Wildlife Photographer of the Year (UK), Sony World Photography Awards (UK) and Global Arctic Awards (Russia), amongst others.
Timo’s work has been exhibited in the UK and Continental Europe and his images are held in both corporate and private collections. One of his images is currently on display at the Natural History Museum, London.