Water Colours


Illlustrated Albums

Florian Werner

Kevin Krautgartner

Knesebeck Verlag

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24.0 x 28.0 cm
176 pages
160 colour illustrations


Spectacular aerial photographs of water in all its diversity

It flows, chooses the path of least resistance and is elemental in the truest sense of the word: water. And over the past years, young, award-winning photographer Kevin Krautgartner has portrayed it in unusual, impressive and aesthetic images. He documents water in all its facets and shows this fount of life in its wealth of colours, its diversity of forms and in all its fragile beauty. Because no two waters are alike: atypical perspectives highlight unusual, exciting, some- times surreal natural phenomena. The landscape portraits blur the boundaries between the natural and man-made hues of water, often only exposing their essence at second glance. They reveal a world of surprising contrasts and similarities inviting beholders to lose themselves in the images and offering food for thought. In his accompanying essay, Florian Werner offers a profound, humorous and congenial commentary on the essence of water.


Works of art – created by nature or man-made an aesthetic perspective on water in its many facets

Blood-red, iridescent green, deep turquoise: the world of water comes in many colours

Captured from the air by an award-winning young photographer (e.g. winner of the 2019 ‘Fine Art Photography Award’) and accompanied by perceptive and entertaining texts from Florian Werner

Florian Werner

Florian Werner was born in Berlin in 1971 and graduated in English, American studies and German in Tübingen, Berlin and Aberdeen. He writes narrative non-fiction and prose, is a guest lecturer at various universities and works for radio. His books have been translated into numerous languages, for example, English, Spanish and Japanese. He lives in Berlin with his wife and their two children.

Kevin Krautgartner

Kevin Krautgartner studied design, which had a strong influence on his photographic work. In addition to modern architecture, his often conceptual projects focus predominantly on works of art created by nature, in images which he captures almost exclusively from the aerial perspective. His quest for new and exceptional locations and their portrayal in photographic images has brought him awards such as the coveted ADC Young Guns Award or the Lynx Award, and his work is regularly featured in international exhibitions and the print media. Krautgartner lives in Wuppertal.
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