Alpine Exposures is a collection of impeccable alpine imagery from hard-earned locations throughout the Western alps infused with accounts of the true learning curve and expression of alpinism. From the Grandes Jorasses to the Aiguille Verte, Griffith manages breathtaking photographs from seemingly impossible positions.
— Majka Burhardt, 2015 Book Jury
In Alpine Exposures, mountain sports photographer Jon Griffith presents over ten years of breathtaking photography in the Western Alps. Written in English, French and German languages, and with a foreword by leading alpinist Ueli Steck, Alpine Exposures takes the reader on a tour of cutting edge climbs deep in the heart of the Alps’ most celebrated mountains.
Over the last ten years, Jon Griffith has established himself as one of the world’s leading mountain sports photographers. A highly accomplished alpinist, he continues to push himself to shoot that which has never been shot before. This approach has taken his climbing and photography to a level that sees him regularly work with climbers such as Ueli Steck and embark on cutting edge ascents in the Alps, Patagonia, Alaska and the Himalaya.
True to Jon’s work ethic the book only shows photos taken in real situations in order to offer readers an in-depth experience of the world of extreme mountain sports. Featuring shots from around the European Alps from the Eiger North Face to Mont Blanc, there are detailed captions accompanying every shot- there is a real focus here on inspirational photography not just eye candy. Scattered throughout the book are longer photo essays that showcase certain big or classic climbs and that we feel deserve more than just one photo to describe the climb. In a way the book is a photographic guide to what we feel are the Alps’s most beautiful climbs, ski descents, and flying terrains, and will hopefully inspire the reader to add a few more climbs/descents to their tick list.
Reviews from Amazon readers
“I was so stoked to get this book. Every page is a piece of art, with wonderful photos and interesting and exciting descriptions. This book did not let me down for a second, and I had way to high expectations.”
“Best mountaineering photo book of the Mont-Blanc from the digital era. Period.”
“Jon is in a league of his own, climbing some of the world’s hardest alpine routes with the world’s best climbers all while capturing it with breathtaking photography. Buy this if you love the mountains and want something real to look at, no bs posing, just real climbing.”
“These pictures are really incredible. Both quality and quantity that you won’t find anywhere else. Plus great stories. This is more than a coffee table book, you’ll actually read this from front to back. And not just once.”
“So good I hardly dare open it for getting finger marks on it. It is simply astonishing, a collection of the most fantastic alpine mountaineering photos that is unsurpassed. A real work of dedication, lugging a big camera up routes that most only dream of getting themselves up. And using it too!”