In Thomas Flechtner’s photographs, snow becomes a metaphor for timelessness, stillness, peace, distance, and loneliness. Both civilization and the untouched countryside succumb to the gentle weight of this element. "Coldness" remains a superficial memory. In fact these images, without any people in them, make the viewer long for silence and transparency. But they also admit an abstract aesthetic perception of the composition and the enormous diversity of photographic "white", which makes Flechtner's work into some of the most striking produced in contemporary photographic art.