Wednesday, July 7

George Steinmetz revealing the mysteries of the desert

These are two of George Steinmetz masterpieces and if you want to see more go to his site. There you will also find a text he wrote about his work. This is the beginning:
"I became captivated by Arabia's Empty Quarter as a young man when I read Wilfred Thesiger's Arabian Sands. The Empty Quarter is larger than France without a single permanent point of water or human habitation. It's both the world's largest sand sea and one of the hottest places on earth, and has only been traversed a handful of times. I didn't want to repeat Thesiger's epic journeys many decades later, but when I discovered motorized paragliding I found a way to visualize this remote landscape in a new way. ..."
(read more here)


nothingprofound said...

What fascinating lives some people live! The desert has been an endless source of wonder to me. I lived in the Sonoran desert for many years, and though not as barren as the Empty Quarter, it was like being on the moon.

Ana said...

Wow! In envy you having this experience.
... being on the moon...