Yuri Andries Shows The Mysterious Beauty Of Lanzarote

After an excellent series of Portuguese landscapes shot from above, photographer Yuri Andries comes back with new work, a mysterious series made in Lanzarote, Canary Islands.

Inspired by the eruption of the volcano that happened in Lanzarote between 1730 and 1736, Andries went to the island to study its unique earth formations after the sun comes down. “Imagine for a moment how a huge cloud of ashes covers the sun. Nobody knows what will happen, or how long it will last. In the pitch black, somehow, our species, human mankind manages to survive,” he says, recalling the events from 18th century. The series, called ‘In Memory of A Monolith’, tells a fragmentary story of enigmatic figures lit by peculiar, colorful light. The photographer asks rhetorically: “Time and time again over the course of history, humans created tools to domesticate, dominate, conquer, invigorate, innovate. But how evolved are we really?”

All images © Yuri Andries