Wonderful inspiring find while surfing the web … and a special tip for virtual excursions within images: The „Antarctica“ series by Fabiano Busdraghi. During his studies in physical oceanography Busdraghi had the chance to join two scientific expeditions to Antarctica in 2007. On board of the german icebreaker „Polarstern“ and the argentine army ship „Almirante Irizar“, the young scientist took thousands of photographs – completely amazed by the colors, structures and forms of Antartica. Its beauty is reflected by Busdraghi’s nearly surrealistic compostions of surfaces and forms. The outstanding photographic diary represents a very personal view and experience of a lonely, endangered world and its breathtaking perspectives.
Fabiano Busdraghi about his work: „I do not like to use the word “art” when I speak about my photographs, because it is a vague and abused term. But when it comes to a pure act of creation, call it art if you want, I think it should be a little bit like life itself. At least concerning my own life. I always want to do everything, I want to try the countless experiences that life can offer.“ The fascinating landscapes of Antarctica are more than just artistic photographs; they document not only the rare and fragile moments. The images show also – in a very subtle way – the aspects of man-made ecological destruction. Photographed in the dim light of the antarctic sunrise, glowing softly in an abundant blue and gray colorscale, the nearly melted icebergs were parts of one of the greatest glaciers on earth, Larsen.
And special thanks, Fabiano, for your kind permission to publish your photos on my blog!