See the extreme beauty of the North
When Fredrik Granath returns from the Arctic, often in June, it takes him a couple of days to re-adjust to urban life in Stockholm.
“The Arctic region has become my life,” Granath says. “I spend up to ten months at a time there – it’s as much home as Stockholm is.”
But the lifestyle, Granath says, is tough. “A lot of my time goes to maintaining the camp, washing dishes, and preparing food. There’s not as much time for taking photos as you might think.”
It’s like stepping back into the hard life of a previous century. But the Arctic climate, Granath says, is not like it was in the past.
Places he used to reach on foot just ten years ago are now only accessible by boat. It’s a change that both saddens and angers him.
“The situation also makes me want to act,” Granath says. “The discussion around climate change and the Arctic ice melting should be more than just figures and charts. The problem is real, and you can see it with your own eyes.”
Text: Risto Pakarinen
Take a look at the beautiful pictures from Fredrik Granath and Bruno Östling in the slideshow below. Read more about their project Ground Zero.
Published: January 21, 2016