This year I started a new project called Winterreise, a series of pictures inspired by Franz Schubert’s Lieder. This series also draws on paintings by Caspar David Friedrich.

Mountains are so huge and overwhelming that they make me feel tiny and insignificant but in a consoling way. There is something very comforting about these huge masses of mountains. They put things in perspective.

These photos are made with a large format pinhole camera, a technique that requires utter concentration. It is essential first to observe very carefully, and then to decide intuitively which shot to make.