A Photographic Tribute to the Beauty of the High Arctic
“Our inner goal, which gave direction to the outer goal in search for possible routes, was strongly influenced by the desire for pristine landscapes, untouched by humans. The aesthetics of the Arctic landscape, with its sparse nature, reduced to its essence should find room in the depths of our souls. Virtually, we sought for the permanent behind the transitory form or for the imperishable in the transient. Comparable with the desert experiences of the ancient Christian hermit monks hundreds of years ago, our image of Frozen Latitudes became complemented with a spiritual dimension: how will each of us deal with the experience of loneliness and absolute self-reliance?”
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As a passionate landscapes photographer and board member of the Austrian Society for Polar Research I have specialized over decades into the Arctic. Some of my large scale canvas prints of Franz Josef Land decorated the halls of the Austrian Academy of Sciences during the First Central European Polar Meeting.
My fine art photo book FROZEN LATITUDESgives a portrait of the High Arctic in the transition of becoming un-frozen: It is my photographic tribute to the Arctic cryosphere which is dominated by the processes of cryogenesis: the creation of landscapes from the freezing and thawing of earth’s materials. Its mission is also about humility and a plea to pay attention to the cryosphere and the importance of its preservation for generations to come.
The book will become available in June 2018. It will be published bilingual in English and German by Seltmann und Söhne, the renown German publishing company specialized in fine art photo books. Watch the making of Frozen Latitudes from the print production at Seltmann PrintArt, Germany.
FROZEN LATITUDES will be an extraordinary book of 288 pages presenting rare panoramic views portraying some of the remotest landscapes of the High Arctic in Greenland and Franz Josef Land in the Russian High Arctic. They are solely formed by natural forces such as wind, water and ice and are perceived as existing since the very early times of the Earth's Genesis. Animals and artifacts often appear unexpectedly in these landscapes and set accents that emphasize the vastness of the nature with its inherent impression of permanence. It is my photographic challenge to capture the everlasting natural changes which are hard to recognize by human scales.
Sixtext chapters present stories about my experiences when ranging through the High Arctic and are supplemented by the scientific perspectives of the cryosphere and how it is affected by the observed trends of global warming, written by Prof. Wolfgang Schöner - the renown Austrian glaciologist and secretary of the Austrian Polar Research Institute. Get inspired by the preview of the book below and visit the Frozen Latitudes blog.
I have a limited number of books available at the special reader's priceof 49 EUR (official price 59 EUR plus delivery). Contact me through the contact form to order a book. Worldwide shipping.