About the Book
It took Christoph Stopka more than five years (“…and many frostbitten fingers, toes and ears…”) to photograph the extraordinary images for this unique book around his hometown of Westcliffe, high up in the mountains of Colorado. Frequently crawling on all fours across often brittle ice of remote, frozen creeks, looking for unusual formations of ice crystals or chasing snowflakes in blizzard conditions and enduring many nights outdoors in sub-zero temperatures in the company of howling coyotes.
Christoph Stopka is an award winning Journalist, Writer and internationally acclaimed Photographer. Born in Germany, where at the age of 21 he became the youngest newspaper editor, he later moved to NYC and worked as a Foreign Correspondent for multiple media companies. His articles and photography have been published in dozens of international publications incl. FORBES, ELLE, VOGUE, FOCUS, COSMOPOLITAN, BUNTE. His TV features and documentary films have been broadcast through various media outlets. In addition, he has photographed major fashion campaigns as well as album covers for global recording artists. In recent years he has focused his ambitions on his true passion: Nature and Adventure Photography. In 2004 Christoph Stopka was diagnosed with Parkinson Disease. He has since dedicated a big part of his efforts to inspiring other people with similar disabilities to still live a full and rewarding life. Christoph Stopka and his wife Cathy live outside of Westcliffe in Colorado.