Nick Ballon is based in London where he works as an editorial and commercial photographer. He was born to the idiosyncratic parentage of a Bolivian restaurateur and an NHS chief executive from Petts Wood. Due to a developed interest in his mixed origin, Nick frequently ventures to Bolivia – a country he’s never permanently lived in – to pursue personal projects. Since Nicks working aesthetic is shaped by a fascination with location and the hidden stories behind them, his exploratory quests brought him to the Chacaltaya glacier. The 1800-year-old glacier used to be several metres deep in snow. In its heyday it was a fashionable Bolivian ski resort frequented by presidents and Olympic skiers. It was the highest ski resort in the world and the first to be built in Latin America. European alpinists used to travel here to acclimatize before venturing into the Andean wilderness. Now it is bedrock. The snow is gone and so is the glamour. Taken from Feature Shoot

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