Hans-Christian Schink, born 1961 in Erfurt Germany, photographed landscapes at their intersections of where human endeavour met its once unscathed natural conditions. He explores the relationship where a natural landscape once constituting the surroundings, becomes defined as something else, separate from its foundations and no longer part of the surrounding country. Consequentially, it is often human activity that creates this divide.
Schink’s work has attracted much acclaim, with Mark Siemons in the FAZ commenting that Schink’s works asks the question of "Can you say very little and yet say everything at once?", while Boris Hohmeyer describes Schink’s work as being "painted so strictly and beautifully like that of Barnett Newman".