STEPHEN HILYARD // RAPTURE OF THE DEEP
Stephan Hilyards Photoshop Serie zu bekannten, britischen Bergsteigern der 70er und 80er finde ich extremst großartig. Die ursprünglichen Fotos hat er Unterwasser in der Silfra-Spalte vor Island aufgenommen und dann das ganze nachträglich digital aufgearbeitet:
Rapture of the Deep consists of eight large prints of digitally manipulated landscape images. The series deals with the glamour of risk as personified by eight famous British mountaineers from the 70s and 80s, a golden age of high altitude mountaineering which made many of them national media figures. When I was growing up these men were my heroes and they all died in the mountains. Each piece in the series is named for one of them, along with the location of his death. These images were created from photographs I made of underwater landscapes at Silfra, a unique location in Iceland.