A Little Bhutan,
[ The Higgs Archive ]
About a year ago I was introduced to an English woman who said her husband was a photographer. They traveled around the world and as she put it, “Took lovely pictures of the things they saw.” Sounds innocent enough, right? When she invited me to her home, I was stunned to find an archive of at least 5,000 edited slides. Every image was numbered and cataloged as if it was waiting to be discovered. The entire collection was shot on Kodak’s legendary Kodachrome slide film and Leica’s R system.
We are now in the process of scanning some of the best images from their travels between 1959-1989. The locations they visited are still considered exotic today and must have been unheard of in the 60′s and 70′s. Leading the treks were expedition greats like Sir Eric Shipton and Sir Nicholas Shackleton, nephew of the great Arctic Explorer Ernst Shackleton.
Follow me as I explore the archives from the Faukland Islands to Darjeeling India for a cup of tea with Nenzing Norgay. For those if you who don’t know Tenzing, he was the climber to took Sir Edmund Hillary to the summit of Everest for the first ascent!
As of right now the project is being done out of pocket, so the progress maybe a little slow. But I promise to keep you updated on the finds. And one more thing, there is over 14 hours of original 16mm film footage that was shot along the way.