In September 2003, Dixie Dansercoer and Julie Brown (polar
explorers) asked me to make a series of photographs of a outdoor
workshop in and around Breiten, Switzerland. I took my XPan
with the 45mm lens with me for some personal observations.
One morning we commenced on a long walk around the Aletsch
Glacier in heavy fog conditions. Visibility was very poor
and from a photographic point of view it all seemed quite
hopeless. After a rather precarious one-hour trek, the first
rays of sunlight pierced the clouds, a revealing scene which
offered dramatic views of the glacier. I proceeded to capture
the true face of this mountain area!
These photographs and some additional photographs which I
made during several walks were first published in the Milestones
book. An inspiring book based on the diaries and inspirational
quotes and texts which have aided Dixie Dansercoer and Julie
Brown during their journeys to faraway places.
Milestones is also translated and published by Uitgeverij
Lannoo as 'Op expeditie naar jezelf'.