Florian Ritter

Florian Ritter

Xiahe Hinterlands by Florian Ritter

In his captivating series “Xiahe Hinterland,” captured in 2009, Florian Ritter transports viewers to the remote and serene landscapes of Xiahe county, China. Each photograph embodies the tranquility and untouched beauty of this rural region, where time seems to stand still. Ritter’s dedication to his craft is evident, with many of these stunning shots taken in the early hours of the morning. Rising at 3am to capture the perfect light and atmosphere, Ritter demonstrates that such dedication is truly worth it, as the resulting images exude a serene and almost mystical quality. Through “Xiahe Hinterland,” Ritter invites us to experience the peaceful solitude and natural beauty of these ancient landscapes.