This kind of thing never happens. We were shooting a story for Le Monde in Yellowstone national park when we saw this huge elk wondering through a burnt out forest. I moved closer thinking the elk would see me and run away but instead the elk stayed. Crouching down I waited with my Alpa…. the Elk walked straight towards camera until he was about three meters away. Even in July it was pretty cold up there at 8’000 ft, I could see the steam coming out of his mouth….and hope’d he wouldn’t charge.
There will be a small edition of prints available in various sizes.
November 29th, 2012 by Nick Meek
We were in Switzerland shooting personal work a little while ago when Publicis Zurich called. Luckily I was able to pop straight round for a chat.
The resulting campaign turned into a great adventure around the Grisons area of Switzerland and ticked off something I’ve wanted to do for quite a while.
As a keen ski mountaineer I have a real love for the mountains so when we had a chance to be heli dropped on the summit of Piz Palu (4000m) I was super excited.
It snowed quite heavily the night before the shoot so it was impossible for anyone to climb the mountain the next day. This meant that for our shot we had the summit all to ourselves.
We jumped out of the chopper, roped up, crampons on, ice axe in hand and set out across the snowy ridge.
Art Director, Conny Jaeger
Creative Director, Roger Ruegger
Produced by KT Produktion
Retouching; Steve Rochford at Layer1retouching.com
October 30th, 2012 by Nick Meek
I’m starting to delve into the mountain of personal work that came out of our last trip to Monument Valley. Having never explored the area properly I thought the best way to cover ground might be on horseback.
Here is one of the first prints. The colours were inspired by some old gold tone prints I once saw by photographer Edward S Curtis.
February 16th, 2012 by Nick Meek
A little while ago I was at the California Academy of Sciences where I discovered these wonderful dioramas. It made me feel quite lazy as a photographer as the composition is almost done for you. What really interested me however was the way the subject transforms when put onto film. For an instance the backgrounds and subject almost become real.
October 20th, 2011 by Nick Meek
Whilst shooting a campaign for VW nr Denver a little while ago I noticed some guys driving their horses up a dirt road towards the paddock. I saw them every morning as we were driving to the location. On the last shoot day I headed out a little early to lie in wait.
June 9th, 2011 by Nick Meek