Gravity-Inspired Photography: Images from a Vertical World


Mark Fisher will give a two-part presentation at B&H: Part One highlights Fisher’s work as one of the most sought-after and published ski photographers in the world and, specifically, his work photographing the top professional skiers in one of the most demanding and beautiful natural environments—Alaska. Fisher does not only showcase stunning and award-winning images, but also tells the story behind the shot and talks about what it takes to work in environments such as Alaska.

Part Two focuses on a recent ski expedition to 8,014-meter Mt. Shishapangma in Tibet. In addition to the images Fisher showcases, he also discusses the challenges behind working on an 8,000-meter expedition as the photographer and filmmaker, and also as an athlete. Fisher also shows his short film: Ski Tibet. This film was shot entirely using Canon DSLRs.

In addition to highlighting ski and expeditionary photography and filmmaking, Fisher is available to discuss gear, techniques and his approach to photography and filmmaking in general.

Whether he’s hanging from a helicopter in the middle of winter in remote Alaska or skiing from 25,000 feet in the Himalayas, Fisher not only discusses the spirit of adventure, but also the story behind the shot. This is surely a presentation not to be missed!

Fisher has lectured at the prestigious Annenberg Center for Photography in Los Angeles, is a Fulbright scholar, a PDN 30 recipient, and has been featured in industry publications such as Photo District News, Digital Photo Pro, and Outside. Fisher’s work is featured in more than 50 editorial publications throughout the world and is a regular contributor to such magazines as Outside and Powder, and works for international clients such as W.L. Gore, The North Face, Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Smith, Atomic, Black Diamond and Columbia Sportswear.