Heli-skiing in the Alaskan peaks
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Though very much a downtown New Yorker, photographer Peter Sutherland was raised in Colorado, and a sense of the beauty and power of the outdoors pervades his work.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
An avid outdoor sportsman, Sutherland traveled to Yakutat, a fishing town in Alaska, to document skiers helicoptered to the freshest powder high on the Alaskan peaks. “Our heli guide was a guy named Shaun Dog, a super-energetic Alaskan local,” recalls Sutherland. “He told us stories about growing up in Alaska and going into bear dens and hanging out with hibernating bears for fun. That story set the tone for the whole trip!”
“[Our heli guide] told us stories about growing up in Alaska and going into bear dens and hanging out with
hibernating bears for fun.”
WHAT ELSE HAS HE DONE?
Peter Sutherland has shot for multiple commercial and editorial clients. His favorite director is Werner Herzog, and his own film work has been influenced by both Herzog and Albert and David Maysles’ Gimme Shelter. In addition to Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project (Zeitgeist Films), which he codirected, Peter directed Pedal (powerHouse Books DVD) and is working on a documentary about Richard Prince. He has published several monographs and exhibited works in galleries such as V1 (Copenhagen), Someday Gallery (Melbourne), ATM and Mountain Fold Galleries (New York), and Gallery Target (Tokyo). He is a founding member of the Chinatown Soccer Club.