FROZEN LATITUDES

A Photographic Tribute to the Beauty of the High Arctic

Since 30 years I travel to the most remote places on earth, where I photograph the stunning landscapes as well as its amazing animals and people.

This fine art photo book is my photographic tribute to the beauty of the High Arctic portraying some of the remotest places on earth. It contains six text chapters about my first-hand experiences and the scientific perspectives of the Cryosphere and how it is affected by Global Warming written by Professor Dr. Wolfgang Schöner – the internationally renown Austrian glaciologist and secretary of the Austrian Polar Research Institute APRI.

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.

Book Promotion Video

 

“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?”

 

Making of Frozen Latitudes

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