Ériver Hijano

Ériver Hijano is a freelance photographer currently based in Berlin, Germany. Born in 1985 and raised in a small town outside of São Paulo, Brazil, he moved to Toronto, Canada to pursue his photography studies and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ryerson University in 2010. Since graduating, he has contributed to publications worldwide, and his work has been shown and recognized by The Magenta Foundation. He spent a year in Australia before recently relocating to Germany, and the images from the story below were shot in the South Australian outback in 2014, during the annual ‘Dry Lake Races’.

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On DLRA/SA

“The idea for this series emerged from my fascination with the Australian desert, and when I heard about the event, I thought it would be the perfect reason to take the long drive from Melbourne, where I was currently living, to Lake Gairdner, in South Australia. The place is extremely difficult to get to and the closest village is around 200km away on unpaved desert roads; all participants haul their heavy machines from all over the country to race on the flats. The eerie silence on the flats would occasionally get broken by the roaring engines, and the drivers and spectators would quickly switch from a quiet meditative state into a speed euphoria. The combination of isolation, landscape and tremendously high temperatures quickly added up to a very surreal backdrop, and I decided to embrace this feeling when shooting the photos.”

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To view more of Ériver’s work please visit his website.



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