Photography by Moritz Lips. Written by Oliver Lips.
I’m usually not really obsessed with driving, or cars in general for that matter, but even I will admit that the surrounding in which you're driving has a huge impact – like along the beautiful coast lines of Amalfi, the picturesque mountains and lakes in New Zealand or the dry deserts of Oman. Yes, it is all about the place, because looking back at those trips we always had a rather shitty car, but it was more about the experience itself anyway.
Another place I enjoy driving is on Lanzarote, the streets are in absolut perfect shape (thanks to large funding from the EU), the volcanic and minimalistic landscape fascinates and you almost always see parts of the Atlantic Ocean somewhere.
When we drove past what seemed like an abandoned quarry we knew this was the perfect location for our shooting. From afar already you could see the red and black sand clash against each other. It almost felt like we stepped into a Mad Max-scenery.
I opted for a relaxed “tourist”-look, perfect to stop at all those peculiar places Lanzarote has to offer, discover them and then keep on driving while listening to some cool tunes and feeling the wind in my hair. It’s all about retrieving for a couple of days and getting those scattered thoughts back in line.