The photograph was taken on the island of Skye in the northwest of Scotland. During a ten-day hike, equipped only with a rucksack, I experienced this mystical landscape up close. Exposed to the elements relentlessly, a deep fascination and a connection to this fairytale-like, primeval part of Scotland has developed.
Weather conditions change here in this area within a very short time. A shower of sleet replaces sunshine. Stormy gusts sweep away windless moments with great force. Massive Nimbostratus tower up threateningly, suddenly open up and isolated rays of sunlight find their way through gaps in the cloud cover and illuminate the landscape against the light. Fascinating, indiscriminately alternating light moods emerge, underlining the mysterious, archaic nature of this region.
AUTHOR: Christoph Roethenmund SWITZERLAND
Christoph Röthenmund, 1968, lives and works in Berne, Switzerland. For several years he has been involved in photography and the implementation of photographic concepts. The intention to make the essence of a human being visible is as much at the centre of his work as capturing moments of experience in encounters with nature and landscapes.