This portfolio begins with images of the massive icebergs as they enter Greenland’s Disco Bay from the Ilulissat Icefjord; it ends with the icebergs off the East Coast of Newfoundland, by which time they have travelled hundreds of miles, and have been so battered and broken down that they are little more than ghosts of what they once were. Seeing them first overpowering in grandeur and then, later, about to be absorbed back into the flux from which they came, is both beautiful and humbling: a metamorphosis that endows them with a life-span, each with it’s own personality, each with it’s own story. This project had its origin in a wholly personal moment; a personal journey. It is impossible, however, to look at these images and not think of the environmental issues we face right now. Just as the choice I made in my childhood in some ways defined me as a man, so the choices we are making as a species will define who we become, and what becomes of the planet on which we live. via

English-born, Australia-raised, Brooklyn-based photographer Simon Harsent published his first monograph in 2009. His book, Melt: Portrait of an Iceberg, is a collection of perfectly captured stills of icebergs; they are breathtaking portraits of the serenity of nature by the prolific, skilled and talented photographer. There are some selected photos below but you must see the rest of the collection HERE; purchase a print. There is also a gorgeous monograph that you can BUY. Just captivating work and access to these majestic glacial chunks by the artist.


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