the power of the unfamiliar

I think that my primary sense is visual although the times it really hits me on its own is limited. I’m probably a perfectly average specimen of the human species in that my sensitivity adjusts quickly to anything familiar. I shouldn’t and do not complain because the survival value of that mechanism is huge but there is a real downside to it. However that may be, it also means that anything from a truly unfamiliar perspective near certainly catches my eye. That gives Christoph Hormann‘s work its edge. Have a look at two pics of my new country of residence:

the sinai seen from the the other side of the red sea

the Sinai seen from the the other side of the red sea

the suez canal from the North

the Suez Canal from the North

This particular perspective is still far removed from what moon landing astronauts have seen and what changed some of them forever. Nevertheless, they manage to throw open the doors of (my) perception a whole lot wider than normal. The importance of that is often underestimated.

About roger henke

Still figuring out the story line that would satisfy myself here. Listening to what my family and friends evoke, what the words I absorb, the images that move me, the movements that still me, point to.
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