Alpine Solstice

Alpine Solstice I
Snow has fallen heavily on the mountains and forests outside of Ashcroft, Colorado in Alpine Solstice. A new limited edition of photographs by Lincoln Schatz. Once a mining town, it’s been abandoned for generations. The landscape softening as the signs of humans fade.
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Alpine Solstice II
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Alpine Solstice V
Alpine Solstice VI
Alpine Solstice VI
Alpine Solstice IV
Alpine Solstice IV
Alpine Solstice III
Alpine Solstice III
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It sifts from leaden sieves,
It powders all the wood,
It fills with alabaster wool
The wrinkles of the road.

 

It makes an even face
Of mountain and of plain,
Unbroken forehead from the east
Unto the east again.

 

– Excerpt from The Snow, by Emily Dickinson

 
At the base of the Elk Mountains, at an altitude of 9,521 feet, this area receives large amounts of snow each winter. Averaging 295 inches per season. And while the snow was late this year, by December 21st, the region had seen considerable accumulation.
 

Alpine Solstice V (detail)

“There is a grandeur to this topography which I chose not to photograph. Transfixed by the shadows cast by trees and plants in the low solstice light. The shortest day of the year producing some of the subtlest gestures.”

Alpine Solstice VII
Alpine Solstice VII
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Alpine Solstice VIII
Alpine Solstice IX
Alpine Solstice IX
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“The shadows create a second presence. A reflection and extension of the original. Fragile and impermanent. These are the rewards of looking closely, carefully, at the landscape in front of us.” – Lincoln Schatz

Alpine Solstice IX (detail)

Alpine Solstice is a collection of limited edition photographs now available to purchase. For more information on the collection, including edition size, framing, pricing and other information, please click here. If you are interested in purchasing these works, please be in touch.