These photographs from the estate of Andreas Zuest are dealing with the phenomena of seas of fog which are illuminated from below by the lights of our civilisation, and therefore become fluorescent.
Fluorescent Seas of Fog contains the most important aspect of Andreas Zuest’s “Sky”-series. These photographs were taken on top of the mountain Bachtel in the canton Zurich, Switzerland, in 1999 and 2000, only a few months before Andreas Zuest’s premature death. Zuest has beautifully captured the phenomena of winterly seas of fog that are illuminated from below by street lights, buildings, civilization in general. Swiss author Peter Weber called this Fluorescent Seas of Fog. Peter Weber also wrote an additional, poetic and literary text to go with these images. He used to collaborate with Andreas Zuest since mid of the 1990s, both chasing after aesthetically impressive, scientifically interesting natural phenomena.
Fluorescent Seas of Fog fits perfectly into Zuest’s series of monothematic books, the latest one being Roundabouts from 2004.