Melt: Portrait of an Iceberg
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Melt: Portrait of an Iceberg

Inspired by the Titanic ship sinking, photographer Simon Harsent's book, Melt: Portrait of an Iceberg, explores how these huge chunks of ice change over time. Often photographs of icebergs are saturated with color and bright light - looking like postcards - but Harsent took a different approach. 

He told Slate magazine: 'I really wanted to treat the icebergs as structural objects and to focus on just three elements: the sea, the iceberg, and the sky. I muted the colors slightly afterward as well. When you shoot stuff like this, you run the risk of getting away with it looking pretty'.

The result is a series of images that have a timeless, abstract feel, with a focus on texture and shape. See a sample of Harsent's work in our gallery, then head over to his website to learn more.