BENEATH THE ICE
18th of November to 31st of December
Guided tour 7th of December
Author: Christian Pondella
This exhibition is about a trip to the depths of the Greenland ice field. Photographer Christian Pondella ─CVCEPHOTO'19 BBK Mendi Film Poster award winner─ and climber Will Gadd flock to the base of a spectacular moulin, a giant hole in the glacier created when surface water finds its way into a crack in the ice and melts through. They discovered a sparklingly beautiful, but terrifying 90-metre-deep cavern, with a roof made of hundreds of tonnes of cracking, creaking and groaning ice. In this kind of environment, pretty much anyone with a camera or a phone can take a really amazing picture. Therefore, as a pro photographer, you have to find ways to exceed that. You have to be dynamic, evaluate the situation and give depth, use foreground, middle ground, background, try to do something that evokes emotion, put the viewer into the picture, use dramatic lines and shadows, and draw them into the subject.