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
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