Photographer Martin Hartley showcases Taken To Extremes exhibition at the Shackleton Store in Mayfair.
We recently opened a seasonal store in Mayfair, London, running through to the end of February. While the floorspace is filled with our latest outerwear, knitwear and accessories, the walls feature the work of award-winning expedition and adventure photographer Martin Hartley, who has curated an exhibition titled Taken To Extremes.
The exhibition pays homage to the power of human compulsion; the same compulsion that drove early pioneers of the ‘golden age of exploration’. These men and women represent a need to travel for the sake of discovery and adventure, be it geographic or personal. They choose to leave the safety of their homes to go outside and to seek adventure, to find a landscape, to find unknown horizons, or to find unknown horizons within their own minds.
“I have experienced the polar world in all of its ferocity, when it is a challenge just to stay alive, let alone pull out a camera and take a photograph. Martin Hartley’s ability to take beautiful powerful photographs in the most difficult places to survive on our planet, is inspirational.”
– Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Martin has spent the last 19 years documenting his favourite place, the Arctic Ocean, possibly the most hostile and difficult place on earth to practice photography. During this time Martin has covered over 2000 miles skiing on various expeditions, living for 400 days on the skin of the Arctic Ocean, including a mammoth 99-day crossing from Russia to Canada.
He was nominated by Time Magazine as one of their Heroes of the Environment in 2009 in recognition of his work with the Catlin Arctic Survey, documenting sea ice and ocean acidification. On his next expedition in 2020, Martin will be working closely with the European Space Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to locate and document the last of the oldest remaining sea ice in the Arctic Ocean before it is lost forever to global warming.
The exhibition features 11 photographs, with the story behind each one also displayed – all of the images are for sale.
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