Arctic Light - Paul Elter



32 pp / 190 x 230mm
Staple Bound
Fedrigoni paper
First edition of 100


The Arctic cotton, in full bloom, swayed inaudibly as far as the eye could see across the tundra and swans swam effortlessly in the many reflecting ponds – this perfect geologic poetry broken only by one single undulating line, the Inuvik to Tuk Highway.

A epic journey - across Canada’s Yukon and Northwest Territories to the banks of the Arctic Ocean a wetplate collodion photographic adventure capturing the midnight sun, Carcross, YT to Tuktoyaktuk, NWT.

When speaking of travel and wet-collodion practice there are many hurdles to overcome. The challenge of capturing these images and all the daunting physical and psychological challenges of the open road are forever bound to the imagery and make them what they are, a collodion testament of sorts. A testament to that moment in time— the challenge and struggle, the failures and the successes, all present themselves directly on the plate. For it was with human hands, water, sunlight, the environment in which they were made, all of that is captured in the collodion then and now, forever.


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