Sulfur crystals littered on the ground. Water splashing from a rotten pipe. Metal on the cargo wagon squeaking. The senses, dazzled by thin air and the burning heat, marvel at the glittering sea of salt. Time feels different, being in Caipe overlooking Salar de Arizaro.

Caipe is an abandoned train station in the very high altitude of the Argentinian Andes. Salar de Arizaro is one of the largest salt flats in the world. Elusive has been privileged to explore this location with the help of Socompa. Special thanks to their amazing guide Colo. All images by André Volk.

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André Volk // Socompa








All imagery by André Volk.

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