Hiking above the treeline, into the alpine environment of tundra, snow, ice and rock, is how I get to know the mountains. The mountains as nature's greatest sculptures their testimonies of its power are all the more evident the higher one goes. Here the making of the mountains becomes perceivable through the tilt and fold of the rocks and the remanence of valley-carving glaciers, while jewel-like tarns, varying colors of tundra, patches or blankets of snow decorate the work of art. The result of years of picture making in various parts of the U.S. and Canada, "Above the Treeline" is a personal perspective in which the series reveals the normally unseen beauty and character of the mountains.
Nature is my muse. In its fine wilderness I find the most fascinating stories to be told. I see wonder in nature’s way of putting things together and in its complex and ever changing forms and colors. My images are direct records of such observation during my exploration in the natural world. What I intend to convey to the viewer is a sense of reverence that nature has inspired in me, with the purpose of encouraging appreciation as well as protection.
Sean Du is a landscape photographer whose work promotes the appreciation of our natural environment. Since earning his BFA in photography from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, his work had been exhibited in both non-profit and commercial galleries including a solo show in Taiwan and numerous group shows in institutes such as the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California, the Los Angeles Center of Photography, the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado and the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, Colorado.
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