The photos titled Alba – Italian for sunrise – were all captured on negative in the high mountains of the French and Italian Alps. I regularly go into the mountains to experience the immense landscape and the physical exertion of a multi-day hike. In this way, I experience both the insignificance of man and the rhythm, grandeur, and beauty of nature. The photographs show mountain ridges and plateaus. Due to overexposed skies or snow areas, the image loses its usual contours. To emphasize this burned-out aspect, the analog color prints are kept small and placed on a larger sheet of paper. As such, the shot seems to disappear into the paper. The print size contrasts sharply with the grand subject and, at the same time, emphasizes its fragility.