Deadwood “waves” dash across a German forest
June 14, 2021 | 2:25 pm CDT
Deadwood "waves"

GERMANY - German photographer Jörg Gläscher spent five months in a secluded forest near Hamburg making waves. 

Deadwood "waves"

Gläscher gathered enough deadwood to make nine waves – the largest of which spans 13 feet high and nearly 30 feet wide. 

Deadwood "waves"

Gläscher was inspired by COVID-19 – specifically the fear of the second wave of COVID that hit Germany last fall. He told Colossal magazine that he was thinking about the total and absolute power of nature, which “brought one of the richest countries in the world to a complete standstill.” 

Gläscher said he destroyed the branches after photography.

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