Up on mountain edges and rims, Joan Myers photographed grand landscapes of snow and smoke.
After seeing the puzzling combination of fire and ice in an Antarctic volcano, Joan Myers wanted to see more of the earth. She booked photo trips to Lanzarote, Cotopaxi and Pichincha. These volcanic sites gave Myers a sense of witnessing the planet’s birth. She took in the smell of sulfur and photographed thick clouds of smoke. Guided by this sense of wonder, she extended her project to Sunda Strait, Sicily and Naples. There she saw more awe-inspiring scenes of fire and ice.
Seeing icebergs and frosted lakes gave her an “otherworldly” feeling of being connected to earth. “You really see how we relate to the landscape when you get out on the edges,” Myers says. “And the Arctic and Antarctic are about as far as you can get.”
These photographs and more appear in Fire and Ice: Timescapes, a publication of Damiani.
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