Tom Hegen, a photographer and graphic designer, based out of Munich in Germany, has released a series of photos named The Toxic Water Series. The eye-pleasing series focuses on coal mining and the consequences it causes to the environment.
Talking about the series Tom Hegen said: “These abstract landscapes are consequences of coal mining. By mining lignite out of the ground, for which the groundwater is lowered, minerals like pyrite or marcasite come into contact with oxygen and water. This results in iron hydroxide and sulfate, which lead to discoloration of the water.”