Enzo of the Antarctic
Italian photographer Enzo Barracco is known mainly for his fashion and portrait work but last year, inspired by a book on British explorer Ernest Shackleton, he self-funded a trip to the Antarctic.
The resultant, spectacular images have been on show at the Royal Geographical Society earlier this year and in Paris. Earlier this month, Barracco spoke to CR about the project.
Barracco says that the biography of Shackleton inspired him because of the explorer's spirit and desire never to give up. "It was a very good message so I decided to make a project about the Antarctic," he says.
"I decided to raise the money to organise my own expedition," Barracco says, which he did by auctioning work from a previous project. A team of six travelled south in February 2012, with Nikon helping to supply equipment.
"Normally only 'science people' go there," he says. "I wanted to photograph the landscape in an artistic way."
Barracco spent a month in the region, shooting mainly from a small rubber boat.
His next major project will be in South Africa
Out now, the May 2013 issue of Creative Review is our biggest ever. Features over 100 pages of the year's best work in the Creative Review Annual 2013 (in association with iStockphoto), plus profiles on Morag Myerscough, Part of a Bigger Plan and Human After All as well as analysis, comment, reviews and opinion
You can buy Creative Review direct from us here. Better yet, subscribe, save money and have CR delivered direct to your door every month. If you subscribe before May 3, you will get the Annual issue thrown in for free. The offer also applies to anyone renewing their subscription. Details here
CR for the iPad
Read in-depth features and analysis plus exclusive iPad-only content in the Creative Review iPad App. Longer, more in-depth features than we run on the blog, portfolios of great, full-screen images and hi-res video. If the blog is about news, comment and debate, the iPad is about inspiration, viewing and reading. As well as providing exclusive, iPad-only content, the app will also update with new content throughout each month
To be honest, these are a bit so-so. There's not much in the composition of the shots other than the inherent grandeur of the environment. IMO.
Very arctistic shots
Beautiful work. 2nd shot is stunning!
I have so much respect for the people who take so amazing shots in the artic sea. It`s not easy to go such a long distance and work in that environment, but as we see in these pics, it`s very rewarding! Congrats!
I really like the idea of a photographer visiting the places that photographers usually do not get the chance to go to as this has lead to some really nice photography pieces. Hopefully the trip to South Africa turns out to be just as impressive!
Nice work. Particularly like those on the edge of abstraction. Gives you a new insight, though, on the work of Frank Hurley (Shakleton's photographer) who achieved some equally stunning images with relatively primitive equipment.
These are beautiful - 3rd shot is my fav, but also liking the strangeness of the last...
I'm tending to agree with Daniel.
I'm also getting a little sick of all these slightly bland comments that are appearing on this site with inevitable linking to irrelevant websites eg forex trading etc. This is (borderline) spam and is really reducing the quality of discussion on these pages, in my opinion. I think creative review should be doing a bit more to discourage this.
[comment deleted by moderator. We cannot publish anonymous, unsubstantiated allegations against others. If you wish to make us aware of something in relation to this project, email the editor, Patrick.email@example.com]
|New type (2)|
|Music Videos of the Month (2)|
|Illustrating a Heart of Darkness (2)|
|50 (sometimes) glorious years (8)|
|How We Got to Now (6)|
|Peter Saville designs new England shirt|
|What makes a great image? CR's Photo Annual judge Gemma Fletcher shares her favourite work|
|Barry Island's typographic climbing wall|
|Designing for The Grand Budapest Hotel|
|Catch London's bus art sculpture trail|