I have just come back from an amazing week of ice climbing in Norway, lots of snow, lots of ice, very very cold (three days below -14°C, with a minimum at -21°C…), but mostly lots of fun!
Oh, and happy new year!
On December 16th was Reclaim Power, a non-violent demonstration which aimed to host a people’s assembly just outside the official summit, for people’s voices to be heard. Danish police, unprovoked, reacted very violently, with teargas, pepper spray and baton attacks. A quarter of the demonstration (250 out of roughly 1000) was also arrested, but the assembly took place, if not where initially planned.
I was with the blue block (the main body of the demonstration) until they got completely surrounded by police, around 13h00. I managed to climb a lightpost and to get pictures of police violence against the demonstrators. The full gallery is accessible over there.
Along with Luminous Landscape, one photo website that I follow daily and greatly admire is Mike Johnston’s blog, The Online Photographer. So it was a great surprise this morning to find that, in the context of asking his readers which was their favourite photographers, Mike had featured my work, after it had been nominated by Dave Sailer. The whole story is over there.
There is no link from the main website, but a new gallery has been added yesterday. I took part in the biggest demonstration ever in Denmark last Saturday, gathering some 100.000 people in the street to protest against climate change and political inaction.
A few days ago, I contacted publishing house Rocky Nook, proposing to write an entire book expanding my ”Guide to digital mountain climbing photography, and they have accepted! I have already started work on it and publication is planned for early 2011.
This is a great new development for me, and judging by the other books in Rocky Nook’s collection, the finished book has the potential to be really beautiful! Stay tuned for more details…
As you probably noticed, alexandrebuisse.org has been completely redesigned! I am still ironing out the last details, and it also takes some time to reimport all the old content, but if you notice something weird or just have comments about the new website, I’d love to hear from you.
I have finished a photo book of my recent adventures in South America, just in time for SoFoBoMo and will soon make it available for sale on blurb. In the meantime, you can take a look at the full pdf.