In Hinwil, southwest of Zürich, Swiss artist Barbara Heé (b. 1957) asked her close friends what their favorite place was in the nearby vicinity of Mount Bachtel. Without exception, they each recalled a different waterfall they had experienced—and identified as “theirs.” Heé tracked down the spots they had described and documented those falls for several months, after storms, floods and summer dry spells. The near magical time of twilight captivated her, and her photographs probe the mysterious phenomenon of twilight and the falls, portraying many small elements—a cold wind blowing, the phases of the moon and pouring rain—that capture nature’s mysterious whims. Out of the thousands of photographs that she took of the falls, none were cropped or edited, making the apparent fairies, gnomes and ghosts within the selected photographs in the pages of Waters an elemental, almost supernatural portrait of nature.
8 ¼ x 11 ½ in. / 140 pp / 135 color
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