After years of working almost exclusively in black and white, photographer Josef Hoflehner found himself saying more and more often, “That would make a great color photo.”
His series of quiet yet dynamic color images began as a sort of side note to his monochromatic projects.
Hoflehner, who is based in Wels, Upper Austria, has been traveling with his 25-year-old son Jakob since 2002. They started to slowly build a body of work titled “Patience” in 2006.
The father and son team travel extensively about six months out of the year, carefully planning each location before shooting.
“In some cases, we travel half the world mainly for one photograph,” Hoflehner says. “Once we find preferred spots we often wait for days, often a week, and sometimes even longer just to get the right weather and light combination.”
“We often return to the same place over and over again, we won't give up until we are 100% happy with the result,” Hoflehner says.