JOYCE papers presents a source of culture and inspiration in the form of pivotal literary and visual works.

Light

Author

Michel Comte

Published Date

25-07-2017

Publisher

Steidl

ISBN

9783958291195

“People tell me my work is beautiful,” he says. “Well, a glacier blackened by soot looks extraordinary. There is an incredible poetry and beauty in tragedy.”

About this book

Previously working as a fashion photographer, Michel Comte is an expert climber and pilot and has been photographing glacial environment for 30 years. Comte periodically returned to the same places over more than a decade to document even the tiniest changes in light and landscape. He depicts the glacial landscapes by alternating close-ups and partial details with panoramic views, as a result, unveiling the frosty and unpredictable nature of these landscapes. This book is his record of the gradual disappearance of natural heritage. “People tell me my work is beautiful,” he says. “Well, a glacier blackened by soot looks extraordinary. There is an incredible poetry and beauty in tragedy.”

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