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Ice Pine (2005)

Matthieu Paley

Limited edition of 30
Archival pigment print
41 x 55 cm
Siberia
2005
MP007

Early in the winter season, pine trees are stuck in the ice to serve as route markers during the frequent snow storms. As Paley explains “I crossed Lake Baikal with a group of Old Believers, women all in their 70’s who sang incredibly beautiful and melancholic traditional songs. We drove from tree to tree, making our way safely through this ice world, while the women sang in unison.”

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Matthieu Paley

Matthieu Paley was born in France, spent three years studying photography in New York and has led a peripatetic life for much of the past twelve years in the highest and remotest regions of Asia. He is regarded as possibly the finest young explorer-photographer working today in Asia, and since 2012 has worked on several major National Geographic assignments

 

Paley’s photographs are awe-inspiring. His work is not easily acquired and few people ever visit the regions which he has made his second home. Frequently, he visits these beautiful but inhospitable regions in the depths of winter when temperatures drop to -30°c. For Paley this provides the best light and working conditions to shoot his ethereal and awe inspiring photographs.

 

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Ice Pine

Stock No: MP007