Today, I was supposed to be somewhere close to Ny-Ålesund, a tiny little city on an island in the Arctic north from Svalbard. I was going to be part of a photo expedition led by my dear friend Chris Michel, who first took me there in 2017. Three years ago was a time of self-discovery … Continue reading Snowstorm
Snow on black ice, Svalbard 2017.
Photo made with iPhone7+ and converted to B&W.
I recently took a trip to the Arctic North, traveling pretty deep into the Arctic Circle and was about 600 miles from the North Pole. It was frigid cold and windy, making it hard to make photos. My Leica SL performed like a champion but in order for me to use it well, I need to dress warm and keep the bone-piercing wind out and stay warm when deal with temperatures that dipped way below zero. Here is the kit I used. Continue reading “How I survived an Arctic Vacation”
My recent trip to the Arctic North, prompted folks from Aether Apparel, one of my favorite brands recently, to run a photo-essay on their online Journal. These photos were made with my Leica SL, Fuji x100F and my iPhone 7+. They also asked me why I went to the icy wilderness. Thank you Aether, for also sharing a 15 percent discount code – FriendsofOm.
“Happiness isn’t hiding somewhere in some fantasy land” – Pharrell Williams’ creative director, Mimi Valdez
Photo: Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. f13 1/90s, f=63mm, Leica SL & Leica Vario 24-90 SL lens