A Voyage To Antarctica By René Koster

For his series ‘Antarctica’, Dutch photographer René Koster traveled to the South Pole with a sailing ship built in 1911.

Inspired by the great expeditions in the early 1990’s, Koster set out to create a series of photographs in the ice-cold region without any elements of modern times. The images depict ice-covered landscapes featuring frozen ships and icebergs with a quiet atmosphere.

In a statement about the project, Koster says: “This series of photographs, taken with modern equipment, is a reference to the past. Personally, I feel no need for the photographs to look as if they have been created with techniques of the early 1900’s. This is why I have deliberately chosen to work in colour allowing the greyscales of the landscape to emphasize the blue captured in ice.”

René Koster
René Koster
René Koster
René Koster
René Koster
René Koster
René Koster
René Koster
René Koster
René Koster
René Koster
René Koster
René Koster

All images © René Koster

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