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Background Information about Alex Strohl
The relationship between man and nature is a recurring theme in art. In these images, the framing of individuals amidst vast, untouched landscapes creates associations with the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich. Strohl’s work does not use landscapes to explore the human soul, however, but to arouse a longing for adventure and bring the raw power of the wild into our everyday lives.
Strohl has a special connection to water, an omnipresent element in his work. Whether his photographs are set in the Norwegian fjords, the plains of Patagonia, or the French Alps, water is central to his depiction of the world. The composition of his images achieves a seamless link between heaven and earth. The viewer’s gaze, like that of the people in the photos, gets lost in the endless horizon. We become overwhelmed by the environment.
Strohl’s pictures have already featured in some of the world’s most prominent magazines, including Vanity Fair and Forbes. His book Alternative Living documents the lives of people who, like himself at times, have built lives in harmony with nature and detached from civilisation.