Looked through our shared Canada folder to reminisce and came across this gem. Elise pulled through with the sneak attack! I didnt even know she took this picture but this just encompasses the awe I was feeling at this very moment when I was looking at what Mother Nature has created in this earth. I mean I am standing on a freaking glacier looking at a giant crevasse. Life. Is. Amazing. #canada#athabascaglacier#glaciers#travel#westerncanada#explore
Thank you @michaelhoppengallery for inviting me, Simon Norfolk, to a TAKEOVER of this Instagram feed. Over the coming days I’ll be sharing a few images from my archives …
Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio “When I am Laid in Earth” was a project I undertook in 2014 to map “time’s thickness” by pyrographically documenting the melting of the Lewis Glacier on Mount Kenya. Using long exposures made in the middle of the night, the resultant images stem from the simple act of walking with fire along the glacier’s previous boundaries - by working out GPS coordinates from old maps…
The flame line in this image shows the Lewis Glacier’s location in 1963, the year I was born.
A long finger of ice extended over the ridge and down into the gully. The glacier has receded about 275m in my lifetime. In 1963 the small hut on the left - a basic climbers’ refuge called Firmin Hut stood right at the glacier snout. The larger hut with the lights on is Austrian Hut (where I lived whilst making these pictures), which wasn’t built until 1972.
These images picked up a Sony World Press Award and a LensCulture Earth Award that helped win a lot of publicity for @ProjectPressure, the small NGO who commissioned the original project. ( For information on prints please contact @michaelhoppengallery )
Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects.
Woohoo first post Here’s the inaugural post on the travel blog! Read about my day with the Sámi family and their charming arctic reindeers. Link is in the bio and I’d be grateful if you could share it :) (only if you like what you read of course!). Let me know your thoughts anytime and safe travels!
Yesterday we flew (helicopter) over a glacier field up to a (kinda) newly recognized and still un-mined porphyry copper and gold deposit in northern British Columbia. It was amazing! One of the truest unique experiences I’ve ever had as a geologist. Brace yourselves for the insta-photo-dump as I wait patiently in the Vancouver Airport for a few hours... #Glaciers#BritishColumbia#ohCanada#geology#texasgeosciences