Story behind the Art Print: Desert Ribbon

Death Valley Aerial Art Print
Death Valley Aerial Art Print

Paul Hoelen’s Art Print Desert Ribbon

About the photographer:

Paul Hoelen is currently based in the beautiful, wild island of Tasmania. Self taught, travel hungry and with a healthy thirst for adventure you’re hard pressed to catch him sitting on a couch, more likely planning his next expedition or adventure.

Paul is a Master of Photography in the AIPP and Fellow of the NZIPP, current and two times Overseas Photographer of the Year in NZ, two time Tasmanian AIPP Professional Photographer of the Year and three time Tasmanian AIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year.

He judges photographic competitions regularly at a state, national and international level, runs photo workshops, writes photography articles for numerous magazines and exhibits regularly in both Australian and the USA.

Story Behind the Art Print: Desert Ribbon


From the photographer:

Deep in the heart of Death Valley lies the Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America at 86m below sea level (you can see the sea level sign up on a cliff nearby). It has the highest evaporation rates of anywhere in the country and the accumulated salts are shaped by the evaporation cycle from rare water events into curious ribbons and structures that seep across the valley floor. Here I flew up in the dark well before dawn to catch the soft early sidelight to aid in giving the sinuous patterning’s more shape, form and dimension.

This art print is limited to 20 editions.