"After seeing “The Assasination of Jesse James” Zurich-based rapper Big Zis was riding back home from the cinema on the tram, when suddenly the melody for this track came into her mind. She hummed it into her mobile phone and later on showed it to her producer Marton Di Katz, who created the music you are hearing.
For me and cameraman Tobias Dengler “Zessi” was the first time that we could not only find our way working in the western genre, but also try out the Canon EOS 5D MK II. Being obsessed with the Jesse James movie as well, we had a fun time using Roger Deakins’ landmark images as an inspiration, especially since we had the chance to work with a shift and tilt lens along with the Canon camera. The piece was shot in March 2009 on an alp in Val Colla, Ticino, Switzerland.
Steve Duncan: "As an urban historian & photographer, I try to peel back the layers of a city to see what's underneath. From the tops of bridges to the depths of sewer tunnels, these explorations of the urban environment help me puzzle together the interconnected, multi-dimensional history and complexity of the great metropolises of the world."
The New York Times (on another similar venture): "The trip’s conceiver, Erling Kagge, a 47-year-old Norwegian adventurer, had ascended Mount Everest and trekked on foot to both the North and South poles. His partner, Steve Duncan, a 32-year-old student of public history, had logged more than a decade exploring subways, sewers and storm drains. Last month, the two of them forged a new frontier: an extended exploration of the subterranean city, during which they lived inside the subsurface infrastructure, sleeping on the trail, as it were..."
All Things Considered (along the same vein): "... Duncan, master of the 'Undercity' (you can find his photographs at Undercity.org), had arranged a trek with Nordic explorer Erling Kagge. Kagge, who is in his late 40s, has completed the trifecta: He has summitted Everest, hiked the South Pole, and he was the first man to walk alone to the North Pole. He's killed a charging polar bear with a shot from a handgun. Looking a bit like Thor, Kagge showed up in a cherry-red sweater with a big white furry heart..."