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Glacier d’Argentière, Chamonix. France, 2009
from the series Naked
This image was taken on an editorial assignment to photograph a group of snowboarders who were attempting to climb, and then snowboard down Mt Blanc - Western Europe's highest mountain. As it turned out the localized weather systems in that part of the Alps forced us to change plans to climb the Aiguille d'Argentière in a different part of the massif. This shot is taken early in the trip, while traversing the Glacier d’Argentière. We were heading for the Argentiere hut for the night which is actually visible on a rocky ridge to the left of the snowshoer.
Both this photograph, and "Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, France", became part of the series Naked - called so, because the overwhelming feeling I had while shooting in these vast wildernesses was one of being exposed and vulnerable. They were born from a desire I had to make landscape photography with more meaning, more that just an editorial assignment. I began thinking about why we were there in such an iconic landscape, and about the nature of the relationship between human beings and the wilderness that surrounds us. This became the foundation for a framework that encompasses all of my subsequent work.