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A SLICE OF ETERNITY

Soren Solkaer Black Sun Book

 

In Black Sun, world-renowned photographer, Søren Solkær, returns to the landscape of his childhood – the marshlands of Southern Denmark – where a million or more starlings gather in the spring and autumn. Prior to onward migration, they perform one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena, an intricate yet dramatic airborne ballet staged against endless northern skies. Capturing starling murmurations for Black Sun has taken Søren all over Europe, from Denmark to The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, and his images have been exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles, Kyoto and Copenhagen.

Søren describes the moments he has captured as ‘a slice of eternity’ and, in a recent interview, talked about his ‘longing for wide open landscapes and the big unlimited sky’ that he remembered from childhood. This longing lies at the heart of our collaboration with him and his ability to capture our storm-battered coastlines, our starkly beautiful moorlands and those captivating endless skies found in our islands too – wild harmonies which we celebrate every day in our whisky making.

“The starlings move as one unified organism that vigorously opposes any outside threat.”

Soren Solkaer Starling Photo From Black Sun Book

Black Sun ♯16, taken early in the morning outside Ribe in Denmark, has been selected as the artwork for the band New Order’s latest single, Be a Rebel.

“A strong visual expression is created – like that of an ink drawing or calligraphic brush stroke – asserting itself against the sky. Shapes and black lines of condensation form within the swarm, resembling waves of interference or mathematical abstractions written across the horizon. This is the moment I have attempted to capture – a slice of eternity.”

Soren Solkaer Starling Photo From Black Sun Book

Houtwiel, Friesland, The Netherlands

 

Soren Solkaer Starling Photo From Black Sun Book

 Beside Rudbøl Lake, Southern Denmark

 

Soren Solkaer Starling Photo From Black Sun Book

Houtwiel, Friesland, The Netherlands

 

Soren Solkaer Starling Photo From Black Sun Book

 Aventoft on the Danish/German border

 

Soren Solkaer Starling Photo From Black Sun Book

Houtwiel, Friesland, The Netherlands

 

Soren Solkaer Starling Photo From Black Sun Book

 Hassberger Lake, Germany

 

Soren Solkaer Starling Photo From Black Sun Book

Glastonbury, England

 

Black Sun was published on 16th November 2020 by Narayana Press in Denmark and is priced at DKK 499,00. Available from Søren’s own online shop, this large format, 172 page hard cover, canvas bound book is printed on four different types of paper and was designed by Rasmus Koch studio. 

 

 

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December 07, 2020