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"After his three books from Iceland ('Under the Nordic Light', 'Broken Line' and 'Above Zero') Olaf Otto BECKER is showing us the ecological system of the tropics and what we're doing going foreword with nature robbery." (© Richard G. SPORLEDER)
"The expulsion from paradise - Photographs juxtaposing intact rainforest and swaths of ruthlessly cleared land. In the first, breathtakingly beautiful photographs of his 'Habitat' series, Olaf Otto BECKER (b.1959 in Travemünde) presents us with idyllic dreamlike places, paradisiacal tableaus from the jungles of Malaysia and Indonesia. Romantic floodplains, tree trunks slung with liana vines, ecological niches for countless life forms—these are the kinds of untouched tropical rainforests that we picture in our dreams. Even the temperate rainforest of Redwood National Parks in California seems reassuringly intact. The mammoth trees are surviving thanks to rigorous conservation measures.In contrast, in the second half of his series Olaf Otto BECKER painfully shows us what happens throughout the globe when internationally operating companies clear large tracts of land and giant areas of barren, treeless terrain result. Erosion also does its work, and no life can survive in these places. In the final section Olaf Otto BECKER presents the artificial 'forests' conceived by various international architects to insert greenery into urban space. Is this our vision of the future?" (© Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2014)
- HC, 35 x 28 cm., 160 pp., 85 ills., German / English