THAW is more than just a photography project – it is a collaboration between photography and science. Timo visited the Arctic polar ice cap, working alongside several scientists who study it, and was overwhelmed by the scale of the landscape and the enormity of associated problems.
THAW highlights the rapidly growing number of blue lakes and rivers that form on the Greenland ice cap – one of the most inaccessible areas on earth. Here, in the pristine landscape, stripped to the bare minimum of colours and shapes, the dramatic impact of climate change is more obvious than anywhere else in the world.
Lieber is inspired both by the environment and the interplay of elements that form some of nature’s most incredible shapes and patterns. While many of his earlier works show the beauty of vast, untouched landscapes, this current work explores the human interaction with nature and the complexity of its impact.
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.