I think this photograph captures part of Veronika's personality. She's one of the kindest persons I know. Very sweet and good hearted and sometimes unfortunately doesn't realize just how beautiful she is.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I took this photograph on my first day on the Schmittner Alp in Switzerland. I was planning on spending the day with the mountain dairy farmer. Actually, I was planning on spending a few days on the farm to take pictures but then it snowed for 3 days.... Anyway, I did get one good day. This was taken at 6am, I was hiking up to the farm so early because I didn't want to miss the morning milking. Only the farmer Silvano and his son Armando live up there during the summer for 4 months. It is very isolated. I took a bunch of other pictures but haven't had the time to go through all of them yet.
I got back from visiting family in Switzerland last Saturday. My parents own a house on top of an alp in Graubuenden called the Schmittner Alp. It's almost 2000m above sea level a beautiful place. It does sometimes snow in summer there but this year we were surprised by a massive snow storm. It snowed for 3 days straight and it was cold. I couldn't believe this was happening at the beginning of September. At first I was rather disappointed because the view was so limited do to the snow and fog. I went ahead and shot some pictures anyway. After looking at them back in NY I decided I enjoyed these images a lot as they once again fall into my favorite, limited colors, flat space and shapes, categories. I like how they almost become abstract do to their simplicity.