‘Acceleration Structures’, a work of art by British photographer Dan Holdsworth and commissioned by Rolls‑Royce. ‘Acceleration Structures’, a work of art by British photographer Dan Holdsworth and commissioned by Rolls‑Royce. ‘Acceleration Structures’, a work of art by British photographer Dan Holdsworth and commissioned by Rolls‑Royce. ‘Acceleration Structures’, a work of art by British photographer Dan Holdsworth and commissioned by Rolls‑Royce.

Acceleration Structures

A Topographic Tale of BEauty

British photographer Dan Holdsworth was the first artist to be commissioned by Rolls‑Royce in 2018. His ‘Acceleration Structures’ is a phenomenal piece which challenges our perception of the world around us by depicting the topography of three great glaciers with new technology, revealing the landscape like never before.

Glacier photographic art by Dan Holdsworth.

In a sequence of three films depicting the majesty and fragility of three Alpine glaciers, Argentière, Bossons, and Bionnassay, Holdsworth’s work guides us through the intricate geography of these regions using new geomapping technologies.

Combining the latest in pioneering technology and the complex beauty of topography, Holdsworth has created an artform, taking the viewer on a journey through the glacier itself.
Glacier photographic art by Dan Holdsworth.

Picturing these astonishing, monumental landscapes as gossamer-like wireframe skeletons allows us to walk right through them, penetrating them and reminding us that we are part of their world.

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