Eerie shadows of trees and foilage, set against highly saturated backgrounds, are the premises of the work of photographer Ben Gowertt’s series Ex Glory/Planetary Shining. The images as are intense and otherworldly, but closer inspection draws out a melancholy that is surprising yet welcome.

The German photographer often shoots places without people, drawing out an abstract meaning in the most simple and inconspicuous things. He offers complex ideas with little information, and we are left to navigate the strangely beautiful crafted landscapes to our heart’s desires. More of and Instagram.