Majestic Mountain Photos Taken by a Backcountry Skier

You could say that photographer Scott Rinckenberger was training for his job long before he ever picked up a camera. He’s been skiing his whole life but it was just a few years ago that he decided to leave ski resorts behind to concentrate on what he calls “the wilderness.”

“It’s the place that I’ve been able to get to on my skis since then that has inspired this project,” he says. Called An Elevated State, the series consists of incredibly majestic photos of Washington’s mountains. Taken during a 12 month period while he’s backcountry skiing, Rinckenberger shows us Washington as we’ve never seen it before. Love how he purposefully captures man as just a small silhouette against the grandeur of nature.

“My photographic method is immersive and minimal,” he writes on his website. “I incorporate photography into adventures. I carry a very small kit and try to cover as much ground as possible on foot, skis and bikes. It is through this kinetic mode that I find my images, or they find me.”

An Elevated State is showing at Evo’s Seattle store for the month of January. Click here or watch the video, below, to learn more.

Scott Rinckenberger’s website, Facebook and 500px

January 18, 2017

25 Animals Who Have Mastered the Art of Taking the Perfect Selfie

The term selfie hasn’t been around for that long, but it’s already deeply ingrained into our society. A selfie is one way to show off your impeccable fashion, as well as proof that you did something (or met someone) cool. It’s even turned into a viable career option for a few lucky people—Kim Kardashian published an entire book dedicated hers, so this style of self-portraiture is definitely here to stay.

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