Agricultural Landscapes Reloaded – by Christian Schroeder

Some years ago – I don’t remember when exactly – I went to our municipal library. Looking for some interesting books, I was searching for inspiration. At the art section, I stumbled across a coffee table book. “Agricultural Landscapes” by a photographer named Heinrich Riebesehl. Though rather small and inconspicuous, the book instantly grabbed my attention. Its cover revealed the black-and-white photograph of a farming trailer, parked at the side of a dirt road. On the trailer’s loading floor, sacks filled with potatoes piled up. Wow! What a sculptural yet unpretentious representation of such a mundane thing. I took a short glimpse inside the book to confirm my initial impression – and went home with it immediately.