Souls of mountains - Copyright: René Robert

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Souls of mountains

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I have lived in Chamonix, with the Mont-Blanc looking down at me for nearly all my life and I still find that doing justice to mountains is a rather difficult job.

There is a long tradition of mountain photography around here. The work of masters like Tairraz and Gay Coutet is a constant source of inspiration.

Over the years, my pictures have been featured in Russia and Japan several times. Japanese say that mountains have souls of their own and I tend to believe them. Here are my humble attempts at proving them right.

Selected Pictures

Italy

On the Italian side of the Mont Blanc Massif

  • Italian Alps

A view from my garden

L'aiguille Verte et les Drus, as seen from my garden in Chamonix.

  • Chamonix, France

Sun, clouds and mountains

The Aiguille du Tour. Part of this picture was used by Rossignol in one of their campaigns.

  • French Alps

Windy

The Mont Blanc during a very windy day.

  • Chamonix

First rays of sun

Arrête des Grands Montets, Aiguille Verte: the sun is starting his journey

  • Chamonix

Moutains and a scarf of coulds

Les aiguilles de Chamonix. I could stare at this all day long.

  • Chamonix

Sunset

The sun sets on the Grands Montets.

  • French Alps

Balmat

The Balmat bivouac on the way to Mont Blanc. This picture was taken with a Leica M in very low light conditions.

  • French Alps