Photographs of Dubai Being Reclaimed by the Desert
The desert has its holiness of silence, the crowd its holiness of conversation.
~ Walter Elliot
We came from her and we shall return to her; nature always redeems what belongs to her in a, both lamentable and delightful process.
The magic of aerial photograph lies in presenting a unique perspective that the human eye, under normal conditions, is unable to admire; transforming a simple highway surrounded by sand into the finest work of art.
Thoughts of Blade Runner spring through my mind as I contemplate this impressive gallery. The photographs, taken by Irenaeus Herok, are tainted indeed with large cinematographic aspects; showing us, in minimalist manners, landscapes of highways buried under sand dunes.
In that mixture of essential and contemporary elements, a desert invaded by modern roads (or modern roads invaded by a desert) is where the charm of this series unfolds. Beautifully balancing between the edges of warmth and the coldness. A master portrait of the desolation and tranquility found inside the struggle within nature and civilization.