Large framed photograph “Morgenland” (Morning Land Series), “Enfeh II, Lebanon” by Elger Esser, German 2005. C-print on Diasec Face. Label on the back that reads (Elger Esser, Enfeh II, Lebanon 2005. 1/7 ).
Elger Esser is a German artist known for his photography of nature and the landscapes are central themes throughout Elger Esser’s photographic oeuvre. Often in muted, sepia or monochromatic colors, his works have a stillness about them that evokes a sense of the sublime. Esser’s large-format photographs typically depict European lowlands with his characteristic low horizon lines, pale luminous colors and vast skies, beaches, wetlands or seas. His skillful use of traditional processes, such as photogravure printing, gives his images an intense sharpness, depth and luminosity. Inspired by the literary works of Gustave Flaubert, Marcel Proust and Guy de Maupassant, paintings of the Romantic period, and early nineteenth-century photography. Elger Esser’s works originate from the travels he has undertaken since 1996, across France, Italy, Spain, Scotland, Ireland, the Netherlands, the USA, and Australia.
W: 76 inches
D: 2 inches
H: 56 inches