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photography/'Camera in Motion: From Chur to Tirano'

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photography project, 2013

 

Photographed over the course of an entire year, to form an extensive and breathtaking collection of photographs that blur the boundaries between abstract art and landscape photography, 'Camera in Motion - From Chur to Tirano', supported by Leica Camera, explores the landscape along the World Heritage Rhaetian Albula/Bernina Railway line, taking photographs from a moving train.

The project charts this spectacular journey, using the Leica S camera to capture the transient impressions of the landscape; the motion of trees rushing past and passengers waiting at stations. It challenges the viewer to experience this journey in an unexpected way and documents the changing seasons and light in a unique combination of abstraction and photo-realism. Sachs said of the project: "Having grown up and gone to school in the Engadin valley, I regularly travelled on the Albula/Bernina Railway line and developed a great appreciation for the natural beauty and diversity of the surrounding Alpine landscape. The scenery continuously surprises me as I discover new details with every journey. I wanted to experiment with combining the motion of the train with these remarkable views. The photographic results are intriguing and have gone beyond our expectations, as the camera manages to capture images that the human eye could not begin to perceive".

View a short movie about the project on the Leica blog.