Tom Hegen’s Beautiful Abstract Photos Explore the Namib Desert

All photos by Tom Hegen. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Looking for some landscape photography, abstract photography, and aerial photography inspiration? Today’s featured series by Munich-based Tom Hegen is all of those, rolled into one. He’s one of the talented aerial photographers that we’ve been following for some time now for their stunning perspectives of the most fascinating spots on the planet. Sand dunes, for example, are one of the famous natural wonders that hold aerial photographers spellbound. The latest example is Hegen’s Sand Dune Series, the most recent in his collection of beautiful aerial snaps.

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Tom Hegen Reveals the Abstract Beauty of Greens and Gardens

All photos by Tom Hegen. Used with permission.

Refreshing gardens and verdant locations are eye-catching on their own, but we can trust Tom Hegen to them to us in new and remarkable ways. Last time we saw him work with foliage; he transformed stretches of man-made forests into minimalist art. In yet another beautiful aerial series, the Munich-based photographer took inspiration from gardens, cultivation sites, and patches of green to reveal the abstract charm that can only come from the view above. Continue reading…

Tom Hegen Transforms Icebergs Into Abstract Visual Studies

All photos by Tom Hegen. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Last time we followed Munich-based aerial photographer Tom Hegen around his Arctic adventures, we saw him capture icebergs like surreal floating castles, and remind us of what we stand to lose to climate change. In his latest work, he turns to the power of the abstract once more to show us around the frigid region’s unique landscapes. If you’re fascinated with all things Arctic or simply enjoy abstract approaches to landscape photography, this series will surely inspire you.

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Icebergs Double as Floating Castles in Tom Hegen’s Moody Series

All images by Tom Hegen. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Looking to get inspired by yet another unique photography project? Trust Munich-based photographer Tom Hegen to deliver some of the most fascinating aerial photography projects. He has so far taken us to some of the most extraordinary locations to show us landscapes in ways we’ve never seen before. We’ve seen him transform even the most banal places into abstract works of art. Today, we look at another fine example in The Iceberg Series which he photographed during an expedition flight on the west coast of Greenland.

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Tom Hegen Transforms Man-Made Forests Into Minimalist Art

All images by Tom Hegen. Used with permission.

If you’re looking to be inspired by yet another unique photography genre, that’s exactly what we have for you today. Last time we put the spotlight on Tom Hegen’s work, we saw how his unique aerial photography allows us to see the beauty in the ordinary. It’s amazing how a change in perspective — literally and figuratively — instantly transforms scenes into works of art. Another fine example from the Munich-based photographer and designer is the aptly named The Botanical Series.

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Tom Hegen Explores Global Warming Effects Through the Arctic’s Abstract Beauty

All images by Tom Hegen. Used with Creative Commons permission.

The Arctic region is one of the most extreme places on Earth, but also among the most vulnerable. We’ve long been hearing about why it’s imperative to keep the polar region protected: to avoid the catastrophic consequences and to. Munich-based Tom Hegen shows us what we could possibly lose to climate change in a beautiful, abstract-styled landscape photography series titled The Two Degree Celsius Series.

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Quarries Resemble Abstract Artworks in Tom Hegen’s Aerial Photography

All images by Tom Hegen. Used with Creative Commons permission.

We see “from farm to table” documentary photography all the time, but how many of us have thought about “from quarry to city”? In a nutshell, this is what the brilliant set of aerial photographs by Munich-based photographer and designer Tom Hegen tell us about. In The Quarry Series, he shows us what the building blocks of our cities look like from above, revealing the surprising abstract beauty of open pit mining quarries in the process.

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Philipp Apler Reveals the Abstract Charm of Dunes in Monochrome

All photos by Philipp Apler. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Nature never runs out of stuff to amaze us, so we tend to turn to its wonders to fuel our creativity. Dunes and their surrounding landscapes, for example, often provide photographers with inspiration for abstract and conceptual approaches to landscape photography. We’ve featured a good number of works that show this, but if you’re looking for more examples to draw some ideas from, we’re glad to add one more to the list. This time, we put the spotlight on Berlin-based graphic designer Philipp Apler who draws our attention to the abstract beauty of dunes in dramatic black and white.

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Kevin Krautgartner Reveals the Pastel Beauty of Australia’s Salterns

All photos by Kevin Krautgartner. Used with Creative Commons permission.

If aerial photography is your passion and you’re looking for more impressive work to inspire you, we’re sure the work of German fine art, architecture, and landscape photographer Kevin Krautgarner fits the bill. In his two-part series titled Australian Salt, he gives us a bird’s eye view of the colorful salt evaporation ponds in Australia. Aerial photography brings to our attention some of nature’s most mesmerizing shapes and patterns. But in this case, we’re all eyes on the surprisingly artful colors we don’t usually associate with the process of salt making.

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Marco Grassi’s Aerial Photography Reveals Earth’s Most Otherworldly Textures

Marco Grassi shows us more of nature’s wonders that aerial photography opens our eyes to.

With the advent of drone photography came greater accessibility to the art (and technicality) of aerial photography, and it’s been truly amazing to see what photographers have been creating with it. Tom Hegen‘s minimalist-inspired projects are great examples, and we definitely are keen on adding more to the pile. The latest in our roster of favorites is the stunning, otherworldly series of Italian photographer Marco Grassi. If you’re interested in aerial photography or drone photography, we’re sure this series will give you the inspiration and further push that you need.

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15 Impressive Photography Projects That Inspired Us in 2018

Consider this round-up of photography projects as a quick year-ender from the culture side of things of The Phoblographer.

Let me begin by saying that it wasn’t easy putting this list together. We’ve been scouring the web for some of the most stunning photography projects and series out there, and we shared A TON with our readers this year alone. This is why I had to enlist the help of our Editor-in-Chief Chris Gampat to help me pick some of the most outstanding bodies of work we’ve featured for 2018. We came up with a selection of 15 features mostly dominated by conceptual photography and impressive portraiture, with a sprinkling of landscapes, mixed media, macro, and documentary photography. Join us in revisiting some of the most eye-catching, thought-provoking, and inspiring photography we’ve discovered for the closing year. In case you missed any of them, we hope they inspire you to take on some projects of your own in 2019!

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