January 23rd, 2013
January 28th, 2011
All images © Henrik Knudsen, from the series, “North Country”
As temperatures drop and northern regions begin to freeze over, it can be difficult to find the inspiration to create. When photographer Henrik Knudsen found himself caught on the road in the middle of a winter storm in upstate New York, he began photographing the people in the cars around him and the whiteout environment he found himself in along a stretch of NY-28, from the Catskills to North Country. The resulting “North Country” series, “became a meditation on isolation and disorientation in the middle of a storm,” Knudsen says.
December 27th, 2010
© Pascal Shirley.
Pascal Shirley’s moody photograph of the snowy mountains in California is part of his Winter Warmth series which also incorporates intimate portraits of the people closest to him. Influenced by his former professors Larry Sultan and Jim Goldberg, Shirley is drawn to recording life experiences with his friends and family. These moments, whether constructed or not, are eloquently revealed through Shirley’s attention to light and body gestures. To see more of Shirley’s work click here.
August 7th, 2009
© Nick LaVecchia.
“Winter is an exciting time to be a surf photographer in Maine. You never know when you may wake up to a blanket of snow on the beach, waves peeling through a heavy coastal squall, and beautiful lighthouses glowing with the spirit of Christmas.”
After a stultifying stint in a graphic design mill, Nick threw over his cubicle for a carriage house on a sea cliff in York, Maine. It’s from there that Nick travels the world photographing the unique people and places that are the focus of his interest. To see more of his work click here.
All Photos by Marcos Roda.
Traveling in Colombia’s remote Cocuy National Park while escorting a writer on assignment for the New York Times, Colombian photographer and visual artist Marcos Roda shot these film images, which he uses to produce watercolors and sculptural photo collage. Once guerrilla-controlled and abandoned by the state, the park now hosts several thousand visitors a year. Warming temperatures have caused the tropical ice cap to retreat from over 50 square miles in 1850, to just seven square miles today. Here, climbers approach the 17,750-foot summit of Ritacuba Blanco, in February, 2009. A month later, Baltimore-based photographer Dennis Drenner shot the travel story for the Times. (more…)