Photobook by Brad Rimmer
Published with T&G Publishing
Signed book + Signed print edition of 250 copies
Signed print “Aletsch Glacier”. Offset printed in CMYK 240mm x 170mm, on 300gsm Symbol Matt Plus. Signed by the photographer on reverse of the print.
From ancient times to the present, the Alps have had mythological, spiritual and romantic significance. Recognisable peaks, like the Matterhorn, have become trademarks for chocolate companies and the like; their rugged profiles filtering into our everyday lives, even in places far away.
Over the past century, advances in engineering have made access to viewing platforms easy in the Alps, and now thousands of tourists line up to photograph these scenic vistas every day. For his series Don’t Look Down, Rimmer sought to alter these views, and thereby question the experience of what we already know in our collective memories. By deliberately inverting the image into an unnatural colour palette, the landscapes become foreign and unsettling.
Text by Paola Anselmi.