About me and the series "Sandlines" ...
I work as a freelance landscape and people photographer and
concentrated on the mid-west of the United States of America in the
Many years ago, running over the pages of a travel magazine, I
spotted a small and rather unimposing photograph of some rolling
hills scenery. The surreal look, the strength of razor sharp swingled
lines, the richness in tonality was breathtaking and I thought to
myself: “ This is a place I want to see at least once in my life! ”
I started investigating and it took quite some time before I read an
enthusiastic article, written by a landscape photographer, about a
place he called “The Wave”. Wave - if I had to summarize in one word
what this mystic place is all about, I would say it`s a frozen wave
of sandstone. I did not let up and in autumn 2001 I was rewarded,
finding myself in front of liquid rocks …
The place absorbed me and I spent many hours carefully exploring the
lines and curves.
I felt a sense of motion in this otherwise static environment. The
variety of layers of sedimentary rock is breathtaking, with the
thickness of a single layer ranging from a few sheets of paper up to
Since my first visit I am addicted to these “Sandlines” and I try to
come back as often as possible.
(Peter Fauland was born in germany 1971. He lives and works now in
France and neighboring switzerland).