From the earth and returning to earth - it is a cycle of regeneration that has existed for millennia. Award-winning artist and photographer Martin Hill takes his inspiration from the natural beauty of this circle of life. It is his concern about the destructive linear design - take, make, waste - of contemporary society that led him to use his art as a forum to promote ecological sustainability. Whether the top of a snow-dusted mountain, or the sand of a windblown beach, each of Martin's locations is left in the state in which it was found. His stunning natural sculptures achieve permanence only in his acclaimed photography, showcased here in this stunning book. In his own words: 'My inspiration comes for being immersed in and learning from the natural world. I work in nature because we are nature. My material comes from the earth to which they return harmlessly after use. My photographs are made with the same sunlight that powers all the earth's living systems.'
Martin Hill is an internationally recognised photographer, environmental artist and communications engineer. His environmental-sculpture photographs have been published on cards, posters and in books and calendars since 1995, and his work has been exhibited internationally. Martin also designs products and communications for sustainable ventures, which often incorporate his sculpture images. His aim is to inspire the use of sustainable ethical design so that industrial systems can align with nature.