Client: DAV Sektion Oberland - German Alpine Club
Project: Creating a diverse set of images that showcase all the huts of the DAV Sektion Oberland during their opening period, which includes both winter and summer.
Usage: Everything from print products, exhibition stands and magazines to social media and other online platforms.
Production and Photography: Max Draeger
Post Production: Max Draeger
A lot of alpine adventures start the evening before at the hut with a warm and welcoming meal, often followed by a short and sometimes quite uncomfortable night with only a few hours of sleep. A minimalist breakfast and then you set off into daybreak, putting one foot in front of the other, slowly but surely towards the summit...
Alpine huts are special, they are the safe haven in an unforgiving, sometimes extreme and kind of remote environment. So many stories and tragedies are connected to them and the people who live up there are extraordinary as they know the surrounding better than anybody else and have a very intimidate connection to the mountains.
The German Alpine Club Oberland asked me to photograph all their huts and to showcase the diverse opportunities that the mountain environment around them offers for their guests.
From gentle grassy mountains in the backyard of the Oberlandhütte in the Kitzbühel Alps, which is easily reachable by car to high alpine huts like the Stüdlhütte, where mountaineers normally launch off to conquer the highest peak of Austria, the Großglockner. - all six huts are special in their own ways.