Sometimes the beauty of nature is so strong that every person, every man-made thing, simply pales in comparison. Sandro Bäbler’s shoot Melting Ice Stream incites a battle for the viewer’s attention – a battle between the pristine beauty of model Daria Rhyner, cooly yet glamourously styled by Claudia Bonorand, and the breathtaking scenery that nearly engulfs her.
Shot on location at one of Switzerland’s dwindling ice streams, Bäbler’s images capture the warm sunlight and bright blue sky that cast their own damaging beauty on the glacial landscape. Rhyner’s expressions seem to echo the conflict of warm and cold; as if she’s both basking and melting at the same time.
It’s impossible not to be captivated by Bäbler’s stunning photography. The 26 year old Swiss is one whose career we’ll be watching closely.
For the full shoot by Sandro Bäbler, click on the thumbnails above.
For more about the photographer head to sandrobaebler.com.