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in Antarctica , Wednesday, October 26, 2016

For some random reason I recently stumbled across a group of photos I took in Antarctica in 2013, and which I had more or less discarded. The photos are of icebergs, and I suppose I had tried to turn them into the sort of eye candy which is more or less obligatory these days, with ominous dark skies and intense saturated blues. Easy enough to do, but not really very satisfying. I have some shots which are naturally that way, and those, I let be. These, however, I finally realised, have a lot more potential to convey something of my idea of Antarctica. I've mentioned this before, probably too often, but I find a lot of common ground in the work of Stuart Klipper, who's Antarctica photography is a million miles away from the 500px aesthetic (I'm being polite, there).

So I tried to accentuate the soft light, the feeling of mystery, and the essential whiteness of it all. Something a bit like this:

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Actually the reason was far from random. With practically zero planning, unexpectedly I am off to Antarctica again next month, and I needed to pick up where I left off.
 

Comments

Look forward to more understated bergs soon ... May the spirit of Klipper be with you!

By Project Hyakumeizan, on October 29, 2016

These are fantastic. I sat on my opinion for a while, thinking "nah, I'm just happy to see something different, they're probably actually terrible" but that didn't happen, I still think they're really good.

By Andrew Molitor, on January 07, 2017

Thanks very much Andrew, that means a lot to me.

By David Mantripp, on January 12, 2017











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