ANTARCTICA

 

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things , but their inward significance." - Aristotle

In the austral spring of 2012, I traveled to Antarctica to photograph it’s amazing and varied landscape on a grant provided by the National Science Foundation. Using various modes of transportation such as Hagglunds and C-130 aircraft , I navigated -40F degree temperatures and 67 MPH winds, and reached remote places that few have ever seen. The harsh weather made standing upright extremely difficult, even with crampons fastened to my moon boots.

The landscape of Antarctica includes Dolerite and Sandstone cliffs, fields of ventifacts, extensive glaciers, miles of sea ice, and a desert that extends 1900 square miles.

Gondwana is the mega-continent from which Antarctica split off 20 to 30 million years ago. Trapped within Antarctica’s extremely cold landscape are millions of years of past atmospheres that record the life and climate that existed at those times.

Gondwana: Images of an Ancient Land is a visual record of the pristine beauty of Antarctica that is now being threatened by severe climate change.

Color Images: 2012, Archival Pigment Prints
Black and White Images: 2012, Platinum Prints