Jakob Wagner is a photographer with a talent for portraying landscapes in unexpected ways; this is very apparent when one views his latest series, 'Winterscapes.'
The photographs, as their name suggests, depict wintry scenes from high altitudes. The height at which the photographs were shot lends the series a perspective that is not naturally available to people. This is what makes 'Winterscapes' interesting.
Normally, one associates wintry scenes with their own personal experiences of winter or with common conceptions thereof: snowmen, unspoiled snow, snowflakes, snow-cones... lots of snow.
'Winterscapes' is, in many ways, reminiscent of abstract expressionist painting; familiar features of landscapes become unfamiliar, abstract shapes at the altitude the landscapes were shot.
In 'Winterscapes,' Jakob Wagner offers a fresh twist on most people's conceptions of winter.