Jason Freeman

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Where are you from?
Melbourne, Australia

Why did you want to become a Photographer?
I’ve always been fascinated by what you can observe in a still image that you can’t see in the moment – it’s a split second in time that can be explored for minutes. The simplicity of a still has a strength that I don’t think you can replicate in video. Finding these moments and sharing them with others is very rewarding.

Why did you choose this particular shot to be your favorite photograph?
I feel this image of “The Icefall Doctors” at work in the Khumbu Icefall at the base of Mt Everest, Nepal, captures some of the scale and foreboding nature of the lower mountain. This team of skilled Sherpas mark a route through the shifting blocks of ice each year – placing ropes, flags and ladders – allowing visiting climbers to later pass through quickly and more safely.
I find it mildly amusing that you need a ladder to climb Everest!

Anything else you want to add?
Sadly, Mingmar Sherpa (seen here leading the group) lost his life just three weeks later after falling into a crevasse near the top of the icefall – a great loss for all. I hope the mountain is more forgiving for the team in the future and that they can get more recognition for their contribution.
Some more images and video are available at www.GoWildImages.com

Jason Freeman

Jason Freeman

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