MUSK OX PRINT | IN THE MOMENT
The 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 freezing, 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 traveled 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 a few days, I felt happy; I was in the moment.
We came across 12 Musk Oxen. I got on the back of his snowmobile and took photographs of them running. Everything was absolutely perfect; it was not cold; everything 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 everything. Even though the environment and the circumstances stayed the same.