Highway 90

Wiehahn Diederichs


“This shot was taken in Israel on Highway 90, on the way to Eilat. In between barren lands of rocky desert and scorching heat waves, this road was the nearest thing to civilization I had seen for a most of the day. The heat was unbearable. The air felt thick and heavy. The tour bus had stopped so that we could stretch our legs but barely anyone stayed outside for more than a few minutes, hastily scrambling back to the air-conditioned confines of the bus. It was in this moment I gained a huge amount of respect for photography. It removed me from my comfort zone. As soon as my eye found the viewfinder and I l saw that magical world one can only see through a lens, I instantly forgot about all the discomforts. I had found peace.”

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