Beyond the Map


An interview with Michael Terhorst

“Tajikistan seems to be near and at the same time so far away. That’s why it was important to me to find this feeling in the colors”.

Michael Terhorst won our fifth theme of Life Framer Edition V, World Travelers, judged by Steve McCurry. His image felt both recognisable and unfamiliar – the sepia tone creating something raw and tactile, simultaneously old and contemporary, close to the touch but a thousand miles from home.

Keen to know more, we asked Michael more about the image, his travels, and how photography balances with his full time job as a cameraman for documentary television projects…