Reviews - What do customers think about Sail Away: Michael Friedel Photographs The Star Clippers?
A Challenge Accepted Jul 11, 2005
By coming to terms with his own artistic and atmospheric experience in a masterly photographic fashion aboard the 'Star Clippers', Michael Friedel - the international photographer - famous well beyond Europe,has finally provided us with conclusive insight evidence of the fact that photos of sailing ships - spotted in their elementary sequence of movements - need not be static at all. Unexpectedly,each and every 'Sail Away' photo develops in itself into a new perspective of the objective aesthetics and natural fascination immanent in 'deep sea' sailing - while Michael Friedel's own artistic understatement does the rest. And - as the 'story' unfolds - there is yet another surprise waiting: some of his photos seem to draw parallels with Joseph Conrad's 'Myth of The Masts' - philosophy, imaginatively turned into sheer reflection - (and) reinforced by the narration of congenial Marion Friedel, The Friedels are deserving high appreciation for responding to an otherwise rather rare maritime challenge.