This winter our friend Emiliano Granado will be sending holiday surprises. Here is a little sneak peak.
“I often feel beside myself in the winter time, and I try to go to warmer and lighter places. But the last couple of years I have travelled into the winter and darkness instead. Into areas, conditions and encounters in which I don’t really know where the outer and inner begins. And even less where it ends”. Lars Tunbjörk
Lars Tunbjork’s latest book Vinter, published by Steidl in 2007, contains a beautifully edited body of work taken during the darkest and coldest months in the Swedish year.
Helen Korpak, from Helsinki, sent us some great photographs of snowy Europe. Hell yes!
As I got out of bed this morning, something happened. I swung my feet over the side and as I was about to plant my bare feet firmly on my bedroom floor, something inside me told me to stop. I brought my feet back up and looked around for my wool socks. I saw them a few feet away, so I stretched my arm as far as it would go, not touching the floor like when you were a little kid pretending that your bed is a ship sailing through a sea of hot lava, and grabbed them. I put them on and continued with my morning routine.
My floor isn’t hot lava, just fucking cold. I live on the second floor, above a beverage distributor that stays just above freezing.
Its not technically winter yet, but that doesn’t keep the cold, wind and snow away. For some reason photographs of snow and ice keep me warm. All last winter, the only thing that could get me out of my lovely room to take photographs at night was Lars Tunbjork’s amazing book, Vinter. So, I’m hoping to be inspired. For the next week, Graham and I will be meandering through the darkest and coldest parts of the world to find great photos of ice, sleet, snow, blizzards, eskimos, and everything related. Here’s a taste.