includes some images from my series: Winter Playgrounds - manipulated landscapes, a series about the manipulation of mountain landscapes for winter sports, and the impact of the infrastructure of tourism on what were once small remote rural communities. Is it a good or a bad thing and how should it be managed, sustainably, for the future? It is not a black and white issue .
Subjectively, I’m conflicted as I resent the ugliness of ski development and go to great pains to leave it all behind when walking in the mountains, but I do also ski and benefit from all the facilities. Also, would the original mountain communities have survived without the opportunities, money and connectedness that tourism has brought? Objectively, there are no simple answers.