The Land of Milk and Marsh
At the end it has a short imprint which gives informations about the book and the people who are involved to this project.
As introduction is an description to explain some basic informations about the holm. At the end it has a short imprint which gives informations about the book and the people who are involved to this project.
I decided myself to this topic because I am general interested in the different life forms that people choose. Ten years earlier I made friendship with a boy called Matthias who is the same age as me. He grow up as the only child in his age and he says, he want to live there forever. I wanted to know how it feels to live on such an isolated place. Who are the people there, what are they working, what are they doing in there free time? Are there special rues? Is there a special society? I also wanted to find out about the meaning of the people to the climachange and the result of the upcoming raising to the see level. General I find it important to document our life in that we are living. We are living in a time where everything change so quickly. Photography can be used to reflect our life and to understand how we are living.
The Project the land of milk and marsh is an photo book about the life and the people living on a holm called Langeneß.
A holm is a special kind of Island which will be flooded several times during the year. The people are living on artificially build hills called Warften to protect themselves from the water. Langeneß is the biggest holm in the world. All holms are world cultural heritage. On this special island there is no cinema, no theater, no supermarket no club or concert. There is one hotel, one school and one restaurant.
The book has approximately eighty pages and the format from 20cm x 27 cm. The photos are shot in color and digital. It has an hard cover with an photograph of marsh for both sides. On the Cover there is written the Name of the Project and the author. The paper grade is extra raff and has the announce of 120 gram. The book has four different layouts to combine the pictures on the pages. The highlight in the layout are the folder for the landscape pictures. Then you have three pictures next to each other. Beside the landscape pictures there are portraits of the residents and photos about different situation or things.
As introduction is an description to explain some basic informations about the holm.