On the summit of South Totem Peak, Banff National Park, Alberta

THE PROJECT: ABOVE THE TREELINE

Climbing above the treeline, into the alpine environment of tundra, snow, ice and rock is how I commune with nature. The mountains being nature's greatest sculptures their testimonies of its power are all the more evident as elevation rises. Here the formation of the mountain ranges becomes conceivable through the tilt and fold of the rocks and the remnants of valley-carving glaciers, while the changing color of tundra and the come-and-go of snow signifies that nature's still at work. An ongoing study that has taken years and over a thousand miles underfoot to date, Above the Treeline is my effort to examine the natural world from a different perspective in attempts to better understand our relationship with it.

Nature as a poet, an enthusiastic workingman, becomes more and more visible the farther and higher we go; for the mountains are fountains – beginning places, however related to sources beyond mortal ken.” — John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra (1911)

A section of the topographic map with my GPS recorded tracks.


Exhibition

EXHIBITIONS

2019 22nd Juried Photography Exhibition – Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
2018 The Independent Photographer: Talents of the Year – CLB Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2017 [Solo Show] Above the Treeline – B.B.Art, Tainan, Taiwan
  Landscapes 2017 – Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
  Second Annual Fine Art Exhibition – Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Winter Light – The Darkroom, Longmont, CO
  2016 International Juried Exhibition – Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

 

America's Parks: A Centennial Celebration – Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO

2015

A Winter’s Tale – 1650 Gallery, Echo Park, CA

2014

Landscape: The Big Country – 1650 Gallery, Echo Park, CA


CONTACT

Sean@seandu.com

Pasadena, California

 

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