When husband-and-wife photo team Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber relocated to Minneapolis, they were correctly advised that the only way to deal with cold winters is to embrace them. Both heeded the advice; Tim started playing hockey and Jenn took up cross-country skiing. The pair even went a step further, pursuing a personal, medium format photo project about winter in Minnesota.
The resulting collection of portraits and landscapes, titled Frozen, beautifully captures the quiet stillness of winter in the north. The images reveal a feeling of solitude or isolation, but not in a bleak or negative sense. Says Tim:
We realized so much of our time in the winter is spent moving quickly from one warm environment to the next (ie: your car to the office, etc) and this project also became an excuse for us to really slow down and actually enjoy the beautiful snow-covered landscape we were surrounded by.
The project was made possible through a $25,000 grant from the McKnight Photo Fellowship, which includes the printing of a limited-edition book.
View more images from the project at the Ackerman+Gruber website.
(via Wonderful Machine)