An Ode to the Arctic
This is a collection of photographs ranging from 2010–2019, all shot in Northern Norway. A great deal of these were shot while exploring the landscape, either by cross-country skis, splitboard, bicycle or foot. It's a love letter for a place I long to return.
Breathe in deep,
fill your lungs,
feel the wind
bite and swirl.
Dry your eyes,
these mountains will outlive you,
clear your throat,
these waters run deep from within.
Steady your hands,
by the empty,
Grit your cold
focus and compose,
Coast is clear
A bit of a misnomer when it comes to the coastline of Norway. All sorts of garbage gets washed up from ships operating just off shore. Sometimes the ship itself.
Aurora Borealis, Nordlys, Northern Lights, The Tricky Lady, whatever you want to call them, they are the most beautiful light show on earth. Tromsø just happens to lay under the auroral oval, making it a prime spot for capturing these celestial bodies.
The thaw, the hunt
As the winter subsides and life comes back to the Arctic, so does the wildlife. Animals from all over the world journey north to bask in the day round sunlight and feasting.
The never-ending days of summer are a photographers dream. From mid May through to the end of July, the sun never goes below the horizon.
Winter closes in
Cold winds from the north start to blow, bringing promise of snow and ice. Temperatures drop, wildlife begins to migrate, summer is over all too soon.