Charles Emerson – Intelligent Life Photo Essay
22 December 2014
In a stunning new photo essay published in the latest instalment of Intelligent Life magazine – Charles Emerson expands on his Mountains series which saw him venturing to Romania, Jordan and to photograph the mountain of his childhood holidays: Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe, Scotland.
Working in the medium of photography but with a painterly aesthetic, Charles layers images of the same mountain (shot on different days and often in different weather conditions) to create brooding and atmospheric new landscapes.
I always had to work with the elements I was given […] and I went back to this mountain [Buachaille Etive Mor] to photograph it in lots of different conditions from the same vantage point. […] Mountains often have a double-edged meaning as both givers of life and takers of life, and I wanted to capture that. They’re inaccessible, they create weather around themselves, and they’re just closer to the heavens. (Extract from Intelligent Life magazine essay).
The magazine is out now if you would like to read the whole feature and there is also a video of Charles talking about his work which you can view on the latest free Intelligent Life ipad App.