Dan Hudson Gallerie
Once a pioneering snowboard photographer known for his use of landscape in action photography, Dan Hudson is now embedded in the world-renowned Berlin art scene. Employing a variety of mixed media, Hudson’s work is undoubtedly inspired by the alpine environs of his previous life—shrines, epiphanies, exhilaration and converging realities.
Words Andrew Hardingham
Although many people involved with snowboarding cross over to the art world, it is rare to find someone who can lead the pack in two different creative outlets. Photographer-turned-artist Dan Hudson is one of those rarities. A few years ago, Dan slowed down his action photography to return to an art career. Since then he has focused his attention on creating unique art projects that are now getting major international attention.
But before all this, during the late ‘90s and early 2000s, Hudson’s thought-provoking images changed our perception of what could be achieved with snowboard photography. He was one of the few photographers committed to putting snowboarding in the mountains and not the other way around. Looking at Dan’s photographs, I would immediately be drawn to a well-composed mountainscape. Often I’d get lost in the geography of magnificent fault lines or a glacier’s jagged edge. Then I would notice a disturbance on the side of a steep slope or a strange line in the snow. Upon closer inspection, I’d realize that at the end of that line was a snowboarder. Dan always had a way of highlighting the scale of the mountain landscape and frailty of human existence in his snowboard photography—an idea he transfers to his art...
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