A follow-up to his collection targeted on the glow of LED-lit greenhouses, Tom Hegen’s new assortment friends down on the panorama of Spain’s Almería peninsula. The German photographer is broadly excited by our influence on the earth and gears his follow towards the aerial, providing views that illuminate the immense scale of human exercise.
In The Greenhouse Collection II, Hegen captures the summary topographies of the world’s largest agricultural manufacturing middle of its sort, which stretches throughout 360-square kilometers of rugged, mountainous terrain within the southern a part of the nation. The sun-trapping constructions home vegetation like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and watermelons that present recent produce to a lot of Europe year-round.
Whereas 30 occasions extra productive than typical farmland within the area, the services additionally perform at a price to the native ecosystems. “Groundwater is being polluted with fertilisers and pesticides. Some 30,000 tons of plastic waste are created annually,” Hegen tells Colossal, noting that the greenhouses are made nearly solely of plastic foil, which is shredded and discarded close by as soon as it’s not helpful. “From there, wind and erosion transport it to the (Mediterranean Sea).”
Hegen will talk about utilizing aerial pictures to foster connections with the bigger world throughout a TedX occasion this Could, and you may sustain together with his newest tasks on Instagram and Behance.
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