Ashes and Snow by Gregory Colbert


Gregory Colbert, a Canadian filmmaker and photographer created a project that aims in capturing the primal relationship between man and animals and nature in general.

The project named “Ashes and Snow” includes photographic artworks, a one-hour film, two short films “haikus” and a novel in letters. The ongoing project started in 1992 and is presented all over the world in purpose-built temporary structure called “Nomadic Museum”.

As the artist states through his website: “In exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards rediscovering the common ground that once existed when people saw themselves as part of nature and not outside of it. The destiny of whales cannot be separated from the destiny of man, and the destiny of man cannot be separated from the destiny of all of nature. I am exploring new narratives that help build a bridge across the artificial boundaries we have established between ourselves and other species.”

Talented Colbert captures the “nature’s living masterpieces” as he is referring to animals alongside with the human being without any digital collage only through the lens of his camera.

See a part of his impressive project: