THAW: The Melting Polar Ice Cap like you have never seen it before

February 6, 2017

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We are thrilled to be working with Timo Lieber on his latest work, which spectacularly showcases the devastating effects of man’s contribution to climate change and global warming in the Arctic.


THAW is a beautiful yet striking collection of abstract photographs captured by London-based aerial photographer Timo Lieber.

Timo is best known for his distinctive take on our world from above. Creating unique images which transcend the borders between the figurative and the abstract.

You may have seen some of his previous work like the Lights of London? Pretty cool right.



Credit: Timo Lieber


This exhibition is an expression of photographic art, science, and nature working in parallel. It is more than just a photographic project, but a collaboration between fine art photography and leading work in glaciology.

The project took two years to plan with the assistance of Professor Alun Hubbard of Aberystwyth University, Professor Julian Dowdeswell, and Dr. Poul Christoffersen from the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge.

Timo will be making a donation from a percentage of the sales of these photographs to the Scott Polar Research Institute to help support their essential work.



Credit: Timo Lieber


Captured in July 2016, THAW explores the human interaction with nature and the complexity of its impact. One thing is for sure, the photographs most definitely create an impact.

I remember the first time I saw them and the images certainly stuck with me. They are a representation of intense striking beauty that is also incredibly terrifying.


And so, what is left for us to wonder other than what is this beauty? How does it affect us?

Well, I’ll leave that up to you to decide…


THAW is a free exhibition, no ticket or booking is required to attend. The exhibition opens on 20th February until 23rd February 2017.

See THAW at Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, London W1S 1SR.  Doors open at 10am until 5.30pm.


Credit: Timo Lieber


Harvest is delighted to be supporting THAW by running a strategic social media campaign to generate a buzz around the exhibition through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

In the lead up to the exhibition, and with the brilliant work of Susie Howard, THAW has been featured in The Guardian, The Evening Standard, the METRO and the Daily Mail (to name just a few).

We aim for the buzz created to translate into attendees at the exhibition, as well as raise awareness about man’s contribution to climate change and global warming in the Arctic Circle.


Follow #thaw2017 on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for exclusive behind the scenes images and the latest news about this exciting exhibition.

See THAW from 20th February – 23rd February 2017 at Bonhams. Open from 10am – 5.30pm.

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