Sven Hartmut Sleur, born in Leer in 1975, embarked on a brief study at the Fotoacademie Amsterdam before embarking on his journey as a freelance photographer. His work has garnered nominations for the Fotogram Prize 2016, Exposure World Press Photo Groningen, and he was recognized as New Dutch Photography Talent in 2018. Studio Noorderlicht is among his clients and collaborators.
Currently, Sleur is immersed in his project titled Skyscape, wherein he captures the Dutch skies on a daily basis, a practice he has faithfully maintained for over five hundred days. A selection of this work was exhibited at Wall House #2, offering viewers a glimpse into the captivating world of his artistic vision.
Through his lens, Sleur reveals the ever-changing moods and nuances of the Dutch skies, capturing their ethereal beauty and poetic essence. Each photograph in the Skyscape project is a testament to his dedication and deep connection with the natural world above us. From vast, open expanses to dramatic cloud formations, Sleur's images invite us to contemplate the limitless expanse of the sky and the transient nature of our surroundings.
With his keen eye and technical prowess, Sleur creates a visual narrative that encapsulates the essence of Dutch skies, paying homage to the ever-present wonder and mystique they hold. His ongoing project serves as a visual diary, documenting the diverse tapestry of the Dutch skies and leaving a lasting impression on those who have the opportunity to witness his work.
Sven Hartmut Sleur's contributions to the world of photography continue to captivate and inspire, inviting us to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us and encouraging a deeper connection with our natural environment.