NW Ridge, Mt. Birdwood

My vision is to take portraits of mountains, to showcase their individuality, and present them from their most geometrically striking aspects. This often requires climbing into alpine environments, as there is simply no other way to achieve my desired composition. Where a portrait photographer will move the lens by millimetres to meters to fine tune their composition, working at such a large scale has pushed me to move my lens by kilometres, often vertically, a task made more challenging given my choice of the 4×5 film format. Through this struggle, I present my subjects from a unique perspective not commonly seen by lowland observers. Shooting exclusively 4×5, this work represents my interpretation of large format alpine photography.