We are big fans of Belgian photographer Maroesjka Lavigne‘s work. With every photograph she takes, she seems to transform what is in front of her eyes into a dream-like vision, often playing with the contrast between a single, isolated subject and the large-scale environment it is set in.
After Iceland and Japan, for her most recent project Land of Nothingness Maroesjka explored and photographed with her distinctive style the Namib deserts in Namibia, Africa – the series will be presented this weekend at Paris Photo.
Read Maroesjka’s own words about the beautiful photographs below:
A country named after a desert, defined by the rich variety of colors in an ever changing barren landscape. It draws you in through a vast brown plain of scorched earth, and steers you over the white surface of a salt pan to finally arrive in the pink hue of the sand dunes. Patience is required to discover the wide range of Namibia’s ever changing scenery. It literally takes you hours, driving though nothing, to at long last arrive at… more of nothing. The sight of other people is rare and only the strategically located gas stations are a reminder of the world beyond. This country is in another time zone. Time seems to move slower but it feels more logical. Captivated by these colored landscapes, you can drive for hours. Chaperoned by herds of giraffes or zebras, shadowed by flocks of flamingos, suddenly stumbling upon a family of elephants. The animals look up curiously, but soon forget about you and slowly continue their journey, at their own pace.