Michael Schnabel Captures the Tirol Mountains at Night
Michael Schnabel has created five original photographs for Das Tirol Panorama. The new museum, dedicated to the tradition and culture of the Tirol region, opened March 12th near Innsbruck, Austria. Schnabel was commissioned to produce new work from his well-known "Stille Berge" series specifically for the museum. The five images of the Tirol Mountains were created during nighttime exposure over the course of four months in 2010.
Schnabel used an analog camera to produce the images at night. While most photographers today work with digital cameras, Schnabel needed an analog to create the long night exposures. He scouted several locations in the region at night and during the day before settling on the Tirol Mountains. The exposure times for each photograph varied up to four hours each, with the total exposure time for all five being twenty-two hours. The final images are 5'3" ft by 7'3" ft and are part of the museum's permanent collection.
See more of Schnabel's photography here.