My Favourite Things: Enzo Barracco, Explorer And Nature Photographer
1/52001: A Space Odyssey
I love many films but as a photographer, I find Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece particularly inspiring for its capacity to tell a story through the sheer power of the image. With minimal sound and dialogue, the narrative relies predominantly on the strength of Kubrick’s visuals.
Tierra del Fuego in Patagonia is where I prepared for my expedition to Antarctica, and where I decided to shift the course of my career from fashion photography to documentary and conservation. Its remote and untouched beauty made me feel as if I was standing at the edge of the world.
The subject of my next project and a huge source of inspiration. I grew up by the sea and I’ve always seen it as a huge blank canvas. The ocean offers the vastest landscape in the world and has the ability to always surprise you. It constantly stimulates my creativity.
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I’m not generally attached to any object, but my camera is the one thing that allows me to express my vision of the world, so it definitely holds a special place in my life. When I am somewhere remote, the camera is the portal bridging my experience to the public who will see my images. Because of that, I have a deep respect for it.
I am driven by the belief that I have yet to take my best photo but if I had to choose, I’d say this picture from my last project in Antarctica is one of my best. It’s the starting point of my book The Noise of Ice: Antarctica, which documents the effects of climate change. I waited six hours for the perfect light and weather conditions to take it. When you work with nature, you have no control over timing. It’s a very different process from shooting in a studio.
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