Matthieu Paley – Tuvalu

24.04.2011 in14:45 in Miscellaneous -->


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Matthieu Paley is a freelance photographer who specialises in working in the remote and barren since his first expedition in the Altai Mountains, western Mongolia, in 1998. In 1999, after three years in New York, he started a trekking company in northern Pakistan, exploring the Himalayas, the Karakoram, the Hindu Kush and the Pamir Mountains.

While in northern Pakistan, he worked as a photographer for the Aga Khan Foundation, in collaboration with his wife, Mareile, a graphic designer. Matthieu’s photography focuses on the mountain world and has been published in various magazines including National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Time and Discovery.

His website is flash-based, so you’ll have to explore the various galleries by starting from his home page. I chose his Bhutan gallery to feature on TTP as the most representative of his talents. The other gallery which I found to have breathtaking photographs is the one of Mongolia….but the photograph of the Bhutanese shepherd and his son clinched it for me.