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Winter Is Coming: A Photographic Tribute to ‘Game of Thrones’ by Kilian Schönberger

April 14, 2019

Andrew LaSane

…George R.R. Martin’s books and by the geography of his native lands, Schönberger’s alternate storyline imagines snow-covered trees as menacing White Walkers, towering mountain ranges as The Wall, and ancient stone structures as home to the highborn families of Westeros. Schönberger tells Colossal that the photographs published in his online tribute were taken in forests along the German-Czech border, in the rocky canyon landscapes of S…

 

 



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Frozen Landscapes Tell a Winter’s Tale in New Photographs by Kilian Schönberger

March 1, 2018

Laura Staugaitis

…conditions are part of the game when shooting outdoors during the winter. Schönberger treks in with snowshoes or cross country skis, and sometimes waits two hours or more in frigid temperatures for the right shot, while battling shortened battery life and fickle sunlight that is needed to illuminate a scene without melting delicate frost. In addition to his Behance portfolio, you can see more of Schönberger’s work on his website and Instagr…

 

 



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The New Face of Colossal

November 1, 2017

Christopher Jobson

…e this idea through the form of a logo ‘window’. Every few months we’ll rotate images of work we enjoy and update the credits on our About page. Thanks to Hari & Deepti, Meow Wolf, Daniel Mullen, Warren Keelan, and Kilian Schönberger for helping kick things off. A big shout out to Lui Ferreyra for our fancy new bio portraits. And lastly a hat tip to our generous web host Media Temple and their CloudTech staff who have kept th…

 

 



Amazing Photography

Otherworldly ‘Earth Pyramids’ Captured in the Foggy Early Morning Light by Photographer Kilian Schönberger

September 27, 2017

Kate Sierzputowski

Photographer Kilian Schönberger (previously) climbed the Alps late at night to capture one of the mountain range’s strangest segments, alien-like columns found in South Tyrol, an autonomous province in Northern Italy. His series Otherworld showcases the so-called “earth pyramids” in a hazy dawn light, strange creations that appear like stalagmites freed from their underground caves. The structures are created by erosion, rising…

 

 



Amazing Photography

The Crooked Forest: A Mysterious Grove of 400 Oddly Bent Pine Trees in Poland

November 10, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…furniture making. Strangely enough, every tree is bent in exactly the same direction: due North. A quick search online reveals a host of conspiracy theories ranging from witchcraft to energy fields. Whatever the reason, we’re glad photographer Kilian Schönberger (previously) stopped by to capture these photos. You can see more from the series on Behance. Update: Thank you all for your many, many suggestions about the trees. We’ve hear…

 

 



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Enchanting European Landscapes Inspired by Brothers Grimm Folk Tales Photographed by Kilian Schönberger

January 15, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…Brothers Grimm’s Wanderings is the second in a series of European landscape photographs by Kilian Schönberger (previously) intended to reflect the feeling of Brothers Grimm folk tales. Schönberger travels to locations around central Europe and imagines what the real-life backdrop of stories like Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, or Snow White would look like. To see the first part of the series check out Brothers Grimm’s Homeland….

 

 



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Foggy European Landscapes at Sunrise Photographed by Kilian Schönberger

November 13, 2014

Christopher Jobson

Photographer Kilian Schönberger (previously) stays up all night, often driving 3-4 hours in the dark to hike up mountains in Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria and France, to shoot these foggy landscapes just before sunrise. Only at heights of 500 to 1,500 meters can he achieve a clear view of rolling mountains and treetops as they pierce through the fog for a few brief minutes. He shares via email: Since I’m ascending the mountains duri…