The Last Ice Merchant (El Último Hielero)

This short directed and photographed by Sandy Patch captures the true spirit of the working man, shot on RED and Canon DSLR’s the subject matter and landscapes are equally stunning.

For over 50 years Baltazar Ushca has harvested the glacial ice of Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo. His brothers, both raised as ice merchants, have long since retired from the mountain. This is a story of cultural change and how three brothers have adapted to it.

The Last Ice Merchant (El Último Hielero) from Sandy Patch on Vimeo.