23 Jan '12, 4pm

Climate change documentary "Chasing Ice" premieres tonight at #Sundance. Get the back story: #OEBlogs

Six years ago Orlowski was a Stanford undergrad and aspiring photographer who became captivated by Balog’s work. A mutual friend connected the two, and Orlowski joined Balog on an expedition to Iceland in the spring of 2006. “I spent my college spring break with James, just volunteered my time and busted my butt,” Orlowski told me last week. “I was trying to contribute in any way I could.” Orlowski returned to Palo Alto the day before his graduation, picked up his sheepskin and a video camera, and flew off to Greenland, Balog’s next stop. Old-fashioned field mechanics consumed much of their time. “On that first expedition, James realized the system he’d built wouldn’t work,” Orlowski recalled. “The ground in Iceland was too soft to support his tripod. It would shift over time, which renders the time-lapse photos useless. So we started rebuilding.” “We hit every hardware st...

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