Colorblind Photographer Kilian Schoenberger Captures Striking Landscapes
Kilian Schönberger’s work boasts captivating clarity and depth, serving to distinguish it from the masses of landscape photography. The range of color and tone found in his images is made all the more impressive by the fact that Schönberger is colorblind. Focusing on texture and pattern instead of color, Schönberger creates brightly contrasted, beautiful images.
Schönberger labels himself as both a photographer and a geographer, and describes himself as aspiring always “to cut my path as a photographer with my own creative perspective-despite being colorblind.” Schönberger adds, “I recognized that I could turn this so-called disadvantage into a strength…while getting a picture of a chaotic forest scene, I can’t clearly distinguish the different green and brown tones. Brushing aside this ‘handicap’ I don’t care about those tones and just concentrate on the patterns of wood to achieve an impressive image structure.”
While the majority of his work focuses on natural settings, Schönberger is pulled to urban environments as well; “remote rural areas are photographically as interesting as the lifestyle and architecture of urban melting pots.”
Images courtesy of Kilian Schönberger, used with permission.
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