Thursday, March 11, 2010

Marko Prezelj: Images of Norway

Marko Prezelj, the fantastically accomplished Slovenian alpinist, is also a gifted photographer. In the four years that I've been working on the American Alpine Journal, he's already had one photo on the cover and is likely to have another this year. Recently, he sent me some beautiful photos from a trip to Norway for an international ice climbing meet in Fjellkysten. "I was climbing there with Luka Lindic, and we were exploring the area and climbed several interesting lines," Marko said. "The images are my diary. Climbing was my main interest, and I didn't really focus on photography."

Maybe he wasn't focused on shooting, but Marko came away with some striking images of Norway, reinforcing my strong desire to visit there someday. Indeed, he told me, "It is such a unique place that you should not think twice." With Marko's permission, I offer a selection of his unique images:

6 comments:

Haliku said...

Hmm...maybe my PC software isn't working right but I don't see any pics. Just a big blank white space. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Same here

Anonymous said...

Me three.

Dougald MacDonald said...

Fixed. I hope.

kelly said...

seems fixed to me -- absolutely gorgeous shots. stunning. marko's eye and creativity (not to mention his climbing) just astound me. wow. and he wasn't really focused on photog here, it was just stuff he "saw" as he climbed -- what an eye.

F.Fridriksson said...

Just amazing images! :)