In his photographs Hans Strand explores the world’s landscapes, from arctic glaciers to oceans, deserts and lava fields right up to tropical rain forests. The nature’s obvious beauty though, which we generally associate with flowery meadows, is not to his interest. In fact, his mostly abstract compositions bare a scenic complexity, which lets the observer directly experience the rampant and pure nature. In most cases Strand’s photos are high-angle shots, a perspective which – except of the view in an aeroplane – remains concealed to the common population. Due to the change of perspective the picture´s abstraction already develops on a first level. Besides the boundless vastness, Hans Strand’s photos are able to demonstrate the surface structure’s variety. Many shown texture can’t be identified accurately, so the whole purpose is the demonstration of a naturally abstract surface design, which cannot be imitated by humans. Nature is unique and not replaceable.