glacier magazine

Marisa Berenson is seated on a clear plastic chair atop Switzerland’s glacier de la Rosablanche, wearing black Ernst Engel racing pants and Jacques de Loux for Buck’s County sweater and Ruza Creations backpack; Emmanuelle Khanh hat; Glentex collar and cuffs. Vogue US, October 1968. Photo by Arnaud de Rosnay


Stella Polaris
Paris, France
Canon EOS 60D

How would you describe your point of view as a photographer?

Somehow I try to capture the essence of what I see, the places I visit to make them mine, and be able to plunge into the very moment I took the picture and feel what I felt again. I think photography is an intimate practice but I like to share my works with other hoping they could be inspired or affected as I did.

I believe beauty is something subjective and this is what I try to photograph through my travels. I’ve had the chance to visit different National Parks of the USA, and really feel what nature is. Being surrounded by such a variety of landscapes makes you realize what you are as a human-being while questioning your place on Earth and what you aspire in your life on many levels. 

When I take pictures, a sort of melancholia goes through my mind because I know my subject is not eternal and what I see won’t be the same tomorrow. Hence the idea of immortalizing the moment with a photograph. I truly believe that nature is part of us as we are part of her, and we need to be conscious of that. Photographing nature is a tribute to its greatness but also a way to encourage people to respect it. 

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