We are delve. We document the traces humans leave behind. We travel, explore and document the creation and decay of man-made structures with a distinct focus on its visual impact on nature. Delve is our archive for these stories. Feel free to delve the archive.
Sassi di MateraWith a long history of first human settlements dating back to around 10,000 B.C., Matera has again become a place of public interest after being repudiated for decades. Italy – Genova | Publication | August 2014
ConcordiaAn essay from Christoph Schaden for the photo book Concordia by White Press with images by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski. Hongkong | Urban Stroll | April 2016
HongkongHong Kong has created one of the most successful societies on Earth. — Prince Charles Germany – Thüringen | Story | October 2015
Time CapsuleThe steel rope crunches like a guitar string during tuning. Nobody speaking. With each pull the tension rises. The rattling of small pebbles on our helmets can be heard sporadically.
Halfway between mainland Europe (600km south) and the North Pole (1000km north) lays a archipelago called Svalbard. One of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas. Formed by over 400 islands, shaped by glaciers and surrounded by the Arctic Ocean which penetrates uncountable fjords it is home to more polar bears then humans. The need to carry a rifle is necessary as soon as one leaves town into the wild where no streets nor trails, no cars or trees can to be found. Today mostly known for its its rugged terrain and wild nature, it has also a rich coal mining past. In the summer of 2015 and 2016 Delve went on an adventure trip to Svalbard to explore and document the remains and traces of of its once glory mining industry.