BREATHTAKING: Evan Malcolm on his photography expedition to Antarctica in December.
BREATHTAKING: Evan Malcolm on his photography expedition to Antarctica in December. Evan Malcolm

Icy moments in time

MOUNTAINS of ice, herds of penguins and creeping boats are at the forefront of a "moving" time lapse video created by Mullumbimby photographer Evan Malcolm of his Antarctic adventure.

Mr Malcolm explained how he'd been to Antarctica 20 years ago with his family, a trip that sparked his love and passion for photography, which has now grown into a profession.

"I always wanted to go back and shoot it," he said, of the icy place.

And so he did, last December.

Mr Malcolm went on a 12-day expedition by boat to Antarctica, able to spend time on nine days of those on the frozen continent itself.

"It's obviously been a long time - a lot of it was familiar (but) it was more emotional this time," he said.

"(Antarctica is) amazing - I don't know how you'd describe it - It's just incredible, and (makes you realise) how insignificant you are.

"The scenery was just so breathtaking and intimidating at the same time."

Mr Malcolm said he had decided to create a time lapse video to capture the rawness of Antarctica.

"(I was) just trying to capture the drama of the place and the experience we were having there."

Twice a day, he and the others onboard were able to get ashore for a period of time, where he would spend his time creating the time lapse sequences, which took around half an hour each.

"If I had more time down there, I'd love to do a longer one," he said.

On the way back, on the ship, he said, he cut his footage together to create a rough cut, which he them posted on Vimeo.

He said he had planned to completely redo it down the track, but this cut has already got quite a number of views on the website.

He's been dabbling in time lapse clips a little bit, he said, and is just beginning another project, one he describes as bigger and more intense.

The subject: The environment of Australia and human destruction.

We'll just have to wait and see what magic he produces with that one.

 

 

Evan Malcolm on his photography expedition to Antarctica in December
Evan Malcolm on his photography expedition to Antarctica in December Evan Malcolm
Evan Malcolm on his photography expedition to Antarctica in December
Evan Malcolm on his photography expedition to Antarctica in December Evan Malcolm


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