MUSK OX PRINT | IN THE MOMENT
Arctic. Late morning.
I have been in the Arctic for a couple of days, nothing is going the way I want it to, it’s very cold, nothing around me is familiar. Every moment is spent figuring out how to protect my self from the cold. No internet, no loved ones, I have no control.
I’ve travelled all the way to shoot wolves, but they are nowhere to be found.
I am feeling miserable.
On the 4th day, my guide and I decided to give me the day off from sitting in the tent and waiting for the wolves, so we decided to take a ride and explore. .
The scenery is as good as being in heaven. For the first time in few days I felt happy, I was in the moment.
We came across 12 Musk Oxen. I got on the back of his snow mobile and took photographs of them running. Every thing was absolutely perfect; it was not cold, every thing around me was stunning. At this point I lost the fear of the cold. I knew my loved ones were doing well. I was enjoying the land, I didn’t need the internet. I begin photographing Musk Oxen.
I was just miserable in my head, but being in the moment changed every thing. Even though the environment and the circumstances stayed the same.