The Hamburg-based photographer and photograhpic artist Ulrich Mertens has been documenting the technological and aesthetic change in the landscape on account of the rapid expansion of wind farming for ten years. His cycle “Wind in Sicht” (wind in sight) shows landscapes as seen from wind turbines, turning the usual viewing direction on its head.
Unusual perspectives result from climbing the turbines, which can be up to 160 metres high. Suspended between heaven and earth, Mertens finds powerful images for a sea change: the transition from conventional to re- newable energy. As such, Mertens’s work also contributes to the debate surrounding the acceptance of wind energy.