Inspiration found in Huis Marseille, a photography museum in Amsterdam. My favorite museum because they are always able to mesmerize, surprise or inspire me with their exhibitions. This time I found a collaboration between photographer Chrystel Lebas and biologist Edward James Salisbury. In the thirties Salisbury had photographed parts of Schotland and England with a special focus on the botanics and the horizon. 2000 of his pictures on glass plates were rediscovered in British museums and a search began to understand where and what was captured. Lebas is a photographer with a special interest in nature and wide pictures. She stepped into the footsteps of the researcher and with 80 years apart she captured the same scenes as Salisbury had once photographed.
Salisbury, from box 1250-1258, Arrochar 1928, Loch Long from Glen Loin
Lebas, Plate no. 1255, Arrochar 2013, Re-visiting Loch Long from Glen Loin
The collaboration shows documentation, fascination and professionalism. A joy to watch because of the amazing pictures with depth, colours and details that embrace you. I particularly liked this exhibition because it is a 1:1 collaboration between science and art both to inform us and to let us look better.