LEFT: VAL COLLA | TICINO, SWITZERLAND | 2017
RIGHT: KLÖNTAL | CANTON OF GLARUS, SWITZERLAND | 2017
Inspired by the paintings of the Klöntal by the swiss painter Conrad Meyer (1618-1689), Patrick Lambertz studies Landscape photography from a romantic angle in his series "Landscapes".
As much as Conrad Meyer kicked off a generation of mountain portraits and panoramas in the middle of the 17th century with his brush drawings of the breathtaking valley in the Canton of Glarus, Patrick uses this place as a springboard for his own discovery of idealised landscapes.
Patrick captures mountains and valleys bathed in impressive light, reminiscent of masters of landscape portraiture like Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding, Peter Graham and Albert Bierstadt. The large format panoramic prints literally draw the viewer into the picture and force to study the details of the environment. The study of topographies plays a central role in Lambertz' works, like in his famous series "Châlets of Switzerland".