Alpine passes are key places in the understanding of mountainous territory, they pass between two valleys and maintain the surprise about the landscapes that we hide. Since 2012, I bring attention to altitude alpine passes. My approach identifies a topographic work through the photographic medium. Alpine passes help me to identify the different aspects of the mountain: climatic, natural, human and cultural. It is through these features which I established the basis of my work. Forced passage in the last century, however today they all not experienced the same evolution, abandoned for some, famous places for others, turning into ski resort in winter, in the heart of strategic and economic issues. They now reflect a great disparity, which is also observed throughout the French territory. The alpine passes allow us to analyze on a small surface how man uses his territory.
Project Alpine Passes by Arnaud Teicher has been awarded with Second Place Award in Outdoor category at Photogrvphy Grant 2016.
Arnaud Teicher b.1985, lives and works in south of France.
Artist’s statement: I graduated from graphic design, but I spend my time between my work as a graphic designer and my passion for photography. I find my inspiration in several and different cultural areas such as art, wilderness, and literature plays a key role in the directions i open, or just follow. In particular “nature writing movement” influence my research works on nature. I ask my self about the place of humans in nature and the way they evolves from time to time.