Russia

Shimmer of green

Shimmer of green

Night time is getting longer and longer. Ice begins to take over the ponds and the snow line creeps down the hills. Tonight, the aurora begins at dusk, before the light is completely gone, and it just keeps building. The shimmer of green running back and forth across the sky reminds me to the caribou…

Giving thanks

Giving thanks

It’s Thanksgiving in Canada today, and I’m really far away from home, so here’s a toast to Eric Guth, my companion for Thanksgiving: My team mate and dear friend doing what he does: making photographs and sharing them every way he can. The process and the moment. Eric’s cameras show up in odd places. In the…

Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade

Every trade has its tools and for every reindeer herder in this brigade that means binoculars and a good knife. We love to look for details that carry us toward a larger theme. Tools, an outfit to match the tundra, hands the same colour as the reindeer they work with. Experience that incorporates what it…

Breakfast on the tundra

Breakfast on the tundra

Breakfast on the tundra = boiled reindeer with salt, black tea with sugar, broth, and the ever present (ever delicious) fried bannock (кавкав). Food can always be a point of connection, no matter how deep the divide. So remember dear travelers: eat what you are given and sleep where you are told. There ain’t no…