“The purely esthetic observer has for the moment forgotten his own soul” The Problem of the Wilderness – Bob Marshall, 1930
On a New Year’s whim, filmmaker Tom Welsh (+ friend) travelled North from Anchorage by rail and air capturing the epic landscapes of The Last Frontier as they passed through.
The result…this breathtaking travelogue, hauntingly enriched by the words of Bob Marshall, an environmental activist who wrote extensively about Alaska in the early 20th Century.
“Towards the end of 2016 I desired a trip disconnected from technology & work, somewhere ‘into the wild’ that I could disconnect somewhat from life in London. After a campaign shoot in Mexico in December, I headed North to Vancouver and spent Christmas snowboarding. Alaska looked like the most logical stop after that for a week or so in the wilderness. The more (little) I researched and booked, I realised I should probably take a camera with me, but didn’t want to be inconvenienced by all the gear I usually travel with – FS7, 16mm kit etc. So just took the basics…”
We’re thrilled to represent the footage from this beautiful film, which can be seen here.