In LAND the photographer and author deals with the cultural land of his surroundings. Useable area – a sober term which, on closer inspection, seems to be appropriate for a large part of the agricultural cultivated land. Collective consciousness, on the other hand, usually associates man-made landscapes with concepts such as naturalness or originality.
The photographer examines this ambivalence of perception in the rural region of his immediate surroundings in northern Switzerland in a poetic yet objective and precise pictorial language. The photographs are prototypical of an image often found in Central Europe. He shows how the will to order and the intensive management carried out by man shape the structure of the landscape. Corridors and courtyards bear witness to constant activity and yet are often deserted and lonely.
For several months, the photographer roamed the regions of his immediate surroundings in the very north of Switzerland in the canton of Thurgau. The starting point was the desire to develop a deeper understanding of the cultural landscape and its structures.
Marco Zedler – photographer based in Switzerland with a focus on landscapes and places.