The series – which shows one of the largest open pit mining operations on Earth – plays on the notions of destruction and creation as a means of human interaction with nature. Natural resource extraction and its consequences are showcased here on a grand scale and in great detail. One can find a strange beauty in such destruction, although the natural beauty is being irretrievably transformed and damaged. The images are trying to frame the controversy of extraction both as a human activity and the legacy it leaves behind. A wide variety of earthy tones and colours add to the force, complexity and harshness behind the works. Endless lines and patterns convey continuous nature of mining and the consumption of its products, a new circle of everyday modern life.
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.