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The furthest corners
Even as a child Werner van Steen used to spend time in the dark room with his father, who was an enthusiastic hobby photographer. And as a teenager, Werner, who meanwhile had become a passionate mountain climber, always had a small camera with him to document his climbing adventures. In his mid-20s he said goodbye to extreme climbing and began to devote himself completely to photography. His most important insight during this phase of his life was that to take good pictures, you need time. “It’s simply not a good idea to visit 25 places in 3 weeks,” he says. “I noticed that very quickly and had to change my entire way of traveling.” Since then he has planned his excursions around his photography and tries to spend as much time as possible in each place he visits. For his photo series of the ...