Antarctica XXI Grant
An Antarctica Exploration for a Creative Photographer
Antarctica - Every Shade of Blue
MICHAEL QUINN - CO, United States
Everybody that travels to Antarctica comes back with the same story - Ice that exhibits every shade of blue. Antarctica ice is much older than the Arctic Ice, denser, more sculpted by weather and time. The influence of light and the color of light on ice is dramatic. Mid day sun brings out the whiteness. Sunrise and Sunset bring a warmth. Twilight brings the pastels. Storm ridden days brings the drama and contrast of colors.
I have been traveling the Arctic for the past 5 years, Iceland, Greenland, Svalbard. I have seen my share of forms and colors of the Arctic Ice and itís landscape. I like to think that my vision of these places takes on a different form from the rest of the photographers that visit these places. To me these places are vast wondrous wild places that need their story told. Their story of how the ice is changing the entire planet, or rather how the planet is changing the ice. Iím sure that this is also the case of the Antarctic ice as well. Creating dramatic images of these places allows me to begin a conversation with people about how the climate is changing. How the planet is changing. Possibly what we as individuals can do to affect change.
My proposed project is to capture the ďAntarctic Light and ColourĒ through a series of images and interweave with those images, the story of how the ice is changing the world and the people. The final outcome of the project would be a fine art large format book, a gallery exhibit and a social media campaign.