Add to Collection
About

About

Slowing down gives us more time to look. Having more time to look changes how we see. I wanted to slow down. Using alpine touring skis, a foldi… Read More
Slowing down gives us more time to look. Having more time to look changes how we see. I wanted to slow down. Using alpine touring skis, a folding medium format camera and twelve rolls of black-and-white film, I set out to traverse and photograph a high route across the Alps. Traveling up and over mountains by skis has a way of shifting time away from something that is measured in minutes, hours, and days. Ascending one step at a time through untracked snow, the units become ski lengths, pole plants, breaths, sips of water, bites of food, daydreams, changes in weather or light. The physical limitations of a film camera call for a heightened attention to composition, exposure, and technique. Every frame becomes its own unique experience -- one that builds gradually with each precise movement of the camera, each small adjustment for focus, aperture, or shutter speed. Once I've settled on an image, I take a deep breath and try to be as still as possible. High in the Swiss Alps, in the space between the breath and the click of the shutter, time slows to a stop. These images have been minimally altered from their original form in order to stay true to the tonality of the film, and are the pure, unfiltered, timeless compositions that I'd been looking for. Read Less
Published: