Photography The Tulip Series, Tom Hegen and tulips fields from above

The Tulip Series, Tom Hegen and tulips fields from above

Giulia Ficicchia

How long have you been staring at the cover image asking yourself if you can be certain that there are tulips in the photo? Focus on my words now, because after you probably fell in love with his images of salines from above, Tom Hegen is capable of showing us in his last photographic seriesThe Tulip Series – that yes, those are tulips fields and they’re gorgeous even when they’re photographed from above.

France has its lavender, Holland has its tulips: there’s a great business behind these colorful flowers, just think about the fact that 77% of the bulbs, that are sold more than the flowers, in the world come from Holland. So Hegen decides to show us, from a particular point of view, a passage of this production, where machines and human farmers divide the flower from the bulb. The visual effect is beautiful, colorful and very geometric, even if you are dying to be merged among the flowers.

If after this second article about Hegen you think you can consider him one of your favorite photographers, you must know that there’s a book about his aerial photography, Habitat, and you can pre-order it here.

Written by Giulia Ficicchia
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