— I took these photos during various journeys through Europe for the shoot of a documentary. I am working on this project with two companions since two years and we will finish it next year. The documentary is about people who are able to sense nature spirits and live in close contact with them. It´s been an amazing experience so far and we met the most inspiring people.

Till Gerhard was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1971. Gerhard paints large-scale canvases of rural communities, but with an unsettling atmosphere. He uses delicate spills of colour and heavy brushwork, as well as drips, splashes and smears. He has exhibited in shows including MAN SON 1969 at Hamburger Kunsthalle; ALTERED STATES OF PAINT at DCA, Dundee and UNHOLY TRUTHS at Initial Access, Wolverhampton. Gerhard has also shown at the PORTUGAL ARTE 10 in Lisbon, Galleri LOYAL in Stockholm and Stellan Holm Gallery in New York.