“Beyond words. Beyond my imagination. Was I dreaming? Fortunately when words fail, I have my images to reconnect me with the experience. I hope that this portfolio inspires and connects you with my magical mystery tour on the Antartica Peninsula.” ~ William Neill
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PRESS RELEASE WILLIAM NEILL: Antarctic Dreams September 19 – November 15, 2015
The Antarctic landscape is unlike any other. Grand glacial peaks present a powerful presence while providing a hub for penguin and seal populations. While the extreme weather and long days may deter some, the continent is a must-see destination for many photographers.
William Neill embarked on his Antarctic adventure as a photography instructor for a workshop conducted by the Luminous Landscape workshops. While on the ship and small Zodiac rafts, Neill found himself quickly adapting to a new shooting style defined by anticipating important compositional moments. During the extra-long summer days, this could be a challenge, as lines and shapes constantly shifted with the movement of the watercraft and clear skies quickly filled with dramatic clouds. Inspired by the epic landscape scale and the thrill of an unknown challenge around each corner, Neill made 10,000 photos within five days for the portfolio project “Antarctic Dreams.” Through these images, he presents his own vision in hopes of inspiring others to become involved with Antarctic conservation. Neill plans to lead another expedition in the near future.