Aerial Photography Projects Show the Impact of Humans on Earth

Tom Hegen is a photographer and designer from Munich, Germany. His works mainly focus on the human impact on our planet Earth.

“As a photographer, I am interested in the relationship between man and nature. In my aerial photography, I focus on landscapes that have been heavily transformed by human intervention. I am trying to sensitize the viewer for those subjects by taking a look on the extraordinary forces impacting our environment,” his website reads.

One of his photography projects is called The Coal Mine Series. It shows one of the biggest open-pit mining operations on Earth.

“Energy production from coal has enabled our civilization to make great economic and social progress, but at the same time, it represents one of our greatest ecological problems. Burning fossil energy sources contributes significantly to global warming. In my aerial photography, I focus on the byproducts of industry. The concept of the “Anthropocence” – a proposed term for a new geological age created by humans is a subject that I explore with aerial photography series. I want to put focus on these topics, and then maybe people will treat it as a starting point for thinking more about how we do things,” he told DIYP.

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THE CRATER SERIES: Mainly on fault lines of tectonic boundaries, where plates are pushed together or dragged apart, volcanos occur. Cracks allow the magma to rise up to the surface where it erupts through a volcano. The caved-in surface on top of the volcano is called crater. The Crater Series reveals colour and shapes of extinct craters in the Highlands of Iceland. #artisoninstagram #artisticphotography #capturedconcepts #conceptualphotography #emotive #featuremeofh #fineart #fineartist #fineartphoto #fineartphotographer #fineartphotography #fineartportrait #fineartprint #fineartprints #forbiddenart #l0tsabraids #marvelshot #of2humans #pixel_ig #visualcreators #visualsgang #visualsoflife #whyconcept

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Forest Clearing for agricultural purpose: Clearing forests and converting grassland into farmland signify the largest spatial transformations of the earth’s surface in the history of humankind. Today, agriculture is practiced on around 40 percent of the world’s land area.08 In Germany, we use even more than half of the land for this. #composition #exposure #foto #fotografia #ig_shotz #instaphoto #instaphotos #instapic #photo #photograph #photographer #photographers #photographie #photography #photographyeveryday #photographyislife #photographylover #photographylovers #photographyoftheday #photographysouls #photooftheday #photos #pic #picoftheday #pics #picture #pictureoftheday #pictureperfect #pictures

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