“Without wind and weather, the only device left to photography is its innermost poetry,” photographer Sammy Hart tells us. To escape his everyday urban routine, the portrait photographer Sammy Hart takes regular trips to the Alps – for him a retreat when he is overcome by a desire to trade indoors for out. It is where the daily grind is gladly replaced by nature's adventures. Similar to his portrait photos, he explores the unique character of these millennia-old stone eminences in his mountain photos.
They are staged from white and silver to anthracite, black or even polychrome: dramatic light moods, abrupt weather changes, rugged cliffs, narrow paths, the ultimate joy of reaching the summit ... moments of solitude, poetic images, full of beauty and grandeur – always with open eye for the environmental realities of our time, such as climate change, crowded trails and eroded ski slopes.
For many years, Sammy Hart has worked as a renowned photographer for magazines, advertising agencies and publishers in the areas of fashion, lifestyle or reportage.
Titus Arnu is a writer and freelance journalist for SZ and Geo... just to name a few. Created recently in collaboration with Enno Kapitza was the illustrated book 'Tsum Glück', appearing at Sieveking Publishing.
The vernissage including a book presentation and artist talk between Conductor Alexander Liebreich and Photographer Sammy Hart takes place at 6.30pm on Wednesday, 17 July, 2019, at GRISEBACH, Türkenstraße 104 in Munich.
Ocean of Cloud – Alpine Fluchten
A book about the beauty and fragility of the Alps!
A view from the edge of reality!
Photographer: Sammy Hart, Text: Titus Arnu
24 x 23 cm, approx. 148 pages, approx. 100 illustrations, 45.00 €
Hard cover, ISBN 978-3-944874-69-2