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ERIK HIJWEEGE

Erik Hijweege (1963) is fascinated with  the overwhelming power of nature. He started chasing big weather and tornadoes in 2006. During his first years of stormchasing Hijweege chose an alter ego for this body of work in the making. Kevin Erskine a farmer from Valentine Nebraska was born. This resulted for Erskine (a.k.a Hijweege) in his first international solo show in New York and the Supercell book. 

Sequel to Supercell is his Sublime nature project. In this series he combines the forces of nature  with the insignificance of man. Towering motherships over small cities, strangling trees around ancient temples show the grandeur of nature and the vulnerability of mankind.

The multiple threats of our natural surroundings triggered Hijweege to start a second line in his work focussing on endangered species. Based on the Red List of the IUCN he photographed 23 endangered animals preserved in ice. Being a fragile subject matter Hijweege used the 19th century wetplate collodion process to capture these frozen animals on ambrotype. His Endangered series was exhibited at the Dutch Natural History Museum in Rotterdam raising awareness for this important matter. The Endangered book was published in 2014. 

Following his 19th century inspired longing for remote places and distant shores he travels the world working on his long-term Uncharted  and waterfalls projects .Capturing landscapes on tintype, he shows us the world as seen through the eyes of early explorers.


“Sublime Nature”

Erik Hijweege

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01. 51º 7' 14.754%22 N 1º 42' 10.372%22 by Erik Hijweege

Handmade Tintype

Size 40 cm / 15,7 inch wide x 26,5 cm /10.4 inch high edition 3 + 1 AP

Size 60 cm / 23.6 inch wide x 40 cm/ 15.8 inch high edition 1 + 1 AP

04. 56º 39' 47.444%22 N 4º 55' 17.126%22 by Erik Hijweege

Handmade Tintype

Size 40 cm / 15,7 inch wide x 26,5 cm /10.4 inch high edition 3 + 1 AP

Size 60 cm / 23.6 inch wide x 40 cm/ 15.8 inch high edition 1 + 1 AP

Handmade Photogravure

15. 43º 4' 10.592%22 N 79º 4' 8.519%22 by Erik Hijweege

Handmade Tintype

Size 40 cm / 15,7 inch wide x 26,5 cm /10.4 inch high edition 3 + 1 AP

Size 60 cm / 23.6 inch wide x 40 cm/ 15.8 inch high edition 1 + 1 AP

Ryugu, The Dragons Palace by Erik Hijweege

Handmade Photogravure

Chine Collé on Ricepaper supported with Hahnemühle etching paper

Image Size 39cm / 15.4 inch wide x 27 cm /10.6 inch high

Paper Size 52cm / 20.5 inch wide x 39 cm /15.4 inch high edition 6 + 2 AP

Ryumon, The Dragons Gate by Erik Hijweege

Handmade Photogravure

Chine Collé on Ricepaper supported with Hahnemühle etching paper

Image Size 39cm / 15.4 inch wide x 27 cm /10.6 inch high

Paper Size 52cm / 20.5 inch wide x 39 cm /15.4 inch high edition 6 + 2 AP

BADLANDS, SOUTH DAKOTA by Erik Hijweege

Baryta print

Size 80cm / 31.5 inch wide x 41 cm /16.1 inch high edition 6 + 2 AP

Size 140 cm /55.1 inch wide x 71 cm/ 28 inch high edition : 6+ 2 AP

Size 200 cm /78,7 inch wide x 101 cm/ 39,8 inch high edition : 3 + 2 AP

Remains of the Day

Baryta print

Size 90 cm / 35.4 inch wide x 60 cm /23.6 inch high edition 6 + 2 AP

Size 150 cm /59,1 inch wide x 100 cm/ 39.4 inch high edition : 6+ 2 AP

Size 180 cm /70.9 inch wide x 120 cm/ 47.2 inch high edition : 3 + 2 A

The Old Man and the Sea

Baryta print

Size 90 cm / 35.4 inch wide x 60 cm /23.6 inch high edition 6 + 2 AP

Size 150 cm /59,1 inch wide x 100 cm/ 39.4 inch high edition : 6+ 2 AP

Size 180 cm /70.9 inch wide x 120 cm/ 47.2 inch high edition : 3 + 2 A

24. Detail 2 Supercell Pritchet Colorado by Erik Hijweege

Fujiflex hi-gloss print

Size 100 cm / 39,4 inch wide x 32,7 cm / 12,9 inch high edition : 3 + 2 AP

Size 200 cm / 78,7 inch wide x 65,4 cm / 25,7 inch high edition : 6 + 2 AP

Size 300 cm / 118,1 inch wide x 98,1 cm / 38,6 inch high edition : 3 + ! AP

A New Dawn

Baryta print

Size 90 cm / 35.4 inch wide x 60 cm /23.6 inch high edition 6 + 2 AP

Size 150 cm /59,1 inch wide x 100 cm/ 39.4 inch high edition : 6+ 2 AP

Size 180 cm /70.9 inch wide x 120 cm/ 47.2 inch high edition : 3 + 2 A

North By North West

Baryta print

Size 90 cm / 35.4 inch wide x 60 cm /23.6 inch high edition 6 + 2 AP

Size 150 cm /59,1 inch wide x 100 cm/ 39.4 inch high edition : 6+ 2 AP

Size 180 cm /70.9 inch wide x 120 cm/ 47.2 inch high edition : 3 + 2 A