Alta Portrait Photobook Project

In late 2008, Stephen Gelb set out to photograph the inhabitants of Alta, Utah, a small ski town. (Stephen Gelb)

In late 2008, Stephen Gelb set out to photograph the inhabitants of Alta, Utah, a small ski town.

Gelb's goal was to describe the people and aura of a small ski resort.

(Stephen Gelb)


Over the last four years, Gelb shot 200 portraits.

(Stephen Gelb)


Each portrait is shot using natural light, large format film cameras and white paper backdrop on the deck of the Wildcat Ticket Office.

(Stephen Gelb)


On the 75th season of skiing at Alta, Gelb is looking to collect his portraits into a book with a run of 2,000 copies.

(Stephen Gelb)


With the cost of the books at $10,000, Gelb is looking to raise $5,000 through a Kickstarter campaign.

(Stephen Gelb)


Kate and Tamara.

(Stephen Gelb)


Farmer Dave.

(Stephen Gelb)


Little Gregg.

(Stephen Gelb)


Ben and Binx.

(Stephen Gelb)

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