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Hartmann Projects : Michael Lange : Cold Mountain


Over a period of six years, photographer Michael Lange embarked on extensive journeys to various regions of the French Alps. There he created a collection of impressive, meditative landscape images. In his review of the publication, out with Hartmann Books in 2021, Stefan Fischer wrote in Süddeutsche Zeitung:

“The heaviest and the lightest come together in the mountains. Here the massive, seemingly immovable rock, piled thousands of meters high, chapped and mighty, sometimes covered by additional snow loads weighing tons. And there, wisps of clouds, driven together by the wind and immediately blown apart again, without place and without support. (…) Lange’s photographs from the French Alps are extraordinary. Because they sound out the border between the just visible and the invisible. Because they capture the moment when the first structures just emerge from the darkness of night or from the thicket of clouds – or, conversely, when a curtain is drawn and a last fleeting glimpse is possible of what will be completely hidden a second later.”

Michael Lange became known for meditative investigations of landscapes. The series “Wald” (Forest) was published in 2012 by Hatje Cantz and gave Michael Lange international recognition as an artist working in photography. Just as in the follow-up project “Fluss” (River), also published by Hatje Cantz in 2015, Lange is concerned with the search for stillness and an emotional relationship with nature. The publication of “Cold Mountain”, now available from Hartmann Books, concludes this trilogy of landscape projects. Michael Lange lives and works in Hamburg. 

Text by Robert Morat


Michael Lange : Cold Mountain
March 23 – May 22, 2023
Hartmann Projects
Breitscheidstraße 48
70176 Stuttgart, Germany


Michael Lange : Cold Mountain
Hartmann Books

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