An inventory of arctic glaciers

Un inventaire des glaciers arctiques
  • An inventory of arctic glaciers
  • An inventory of arctic glaciers
  • An inventory of arctic glaciers
  • An inventory of arctic glaciers
  • An inventory of arctic glaciers
  • An inventory of arctic glaciers
  • An inventory of arctic glaciers

An inventory of arctic glaciers

Un inventaire des glaciers arctiques
Immerse yourself in an extraordinary visual journey through the Arctic ice with photographer Vincent Mercier. His captivating book on the Arctic is much more than just a collection of images, it’s a sensory experience that takes you to the heart of the icy and ephemeral beauty of this pristine region. This book is an ode to pure aesthetics, a celebration of the majesty of glaciers and their fragility. Each image is a work of art in itself, capturing the infinite forms, chaotic structures, and hypnotic fractals that make up this icy universe. But it goes beyond aesthetics, as throughout the pages, one also feels a silent urgency. As you turn the pages, you will see how the last images of the book announce the imminent and inevitable disorder looming over the Arctic. Mercier’s artistic approach is ambitious and innovative. He has chosen cyanotype to visually translate the glacial structures, thus creating images of melancholic beauty. Each print is the result of a meticulous and demanding process, where the photographer took the time to reconnect with analogue techniques, bringing a touch of authenticity and depth to each image. This book is not just an inventory, but a precise and quasi-scientific testimony of the Arctic region. Each glacier is listed with exact GPS coordinates, providing a legend for each print.
Coproducer
Dune
Released
07/03/2024
Collection
Hors Collection
Format
290 x 225
Anglais/Français
Relié couverture cartonnée et toilée
127 photos colors
160 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-617-0
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Vincent Mercier

Photographe

French photographer,  after scientific studies, he embraces photography to  explore the sensitive side of things and understand the vernacular environment.Travel addict fascinated by modernism, his solitary wanderings capture the silent and solar  vision of the fortuitous scenes in the various cities that he “encounters”, in which humanpresence does not manifest frontally.  Despite an almost geometrical and sometimes strict photo composition, there is nothing  artificial or cold in his approach.  He collaborates with renowned institutions who trust his artistic eye and talent such as the  Musée du Quai Branly in Paris or the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation for whom  he shoots the billboards and all the commercial images and catalogue for the launch of it’s  inaugural exhibition in Paris: “Yves Saint Laurent dialogue avec l’Art”.  Nomadic reporter, he is featured in numerous outstanding publications such as AD,  Connaissance des Arts, The Good Life, Air France Magazine, Liberation, Revue Caméra.  His vintage inspired interpretation of Los Angeles is selected and published as the firstPortraits de Villes by Be-Poles, first of a trendy collection who counts today more than 40  artists such as Massimo Vitali, India Madhavi, Harry Gruyaert.  In 2016 his second book named after the iconic John Ford Point in Monument Valley is  published by Filigranes.

Natacha Wolinski

Auteur, Ecrivain, Journaliste

Natacha Wolinski is an art critic who regularly collaborates with publications such as Connaissance des Arts, Le Quotidien de l’art, The Good Life, Air France magazine, and Marie-Claire Magazine. From 2003 to 2009, she hosted a photography-themed program titled “Mat ou brillant” on France Culture. In 2011, she published her first novel titled “En ton absence” (Grasset editions).

She frequently writes texts for Filigranes, including DaysinVichy, Echanges de vues, Walking, Echelle 1, Notices de la Corse, and Mister G.