The Enchanted Land by Bjørg-Elise Tuppen

The Enchanted Land project was driven by the artist’s desire to show the scenic landscape of the Arctic Northern Norway. The region is multi-cultural, housing not just Norwegians but also the indigenous Sami people. It is surrounded by some of the richest seas in the world. The region is known for its nature and the infamous sightings of Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights. Let’s check out the amazing photos!

Besides presenting the scenery, I also wanted to express the feeling this type of wild nature poses on a person dwelling in it. Further, I wanted to show testimony to the great contrasts up here; The Time of Darkness, when the sun is under the horizon for six weeks, as well as the summer, when the sun is shining for 24 hours.

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The pictures in this series are taken over the course of one year, from darkest winter till lightest summer.

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My environment, with its extremes, is my biggest source of inspiration. I always try to catch its beauty and soul in all types of weather and seasons. I have made many series, more synonyms in their expression. With this one, I wanted to convey the contrasts.

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I shot with my Nikon camera, and switch between wide angle and zoom depending on the scenery. I prefer not to use a tripod, as it gives me more flexibility, but of curse it is a must as the light fades. I edit all my images in Photoshop.

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Don’t try to copy others. Stay true to your own expression and explore it. This will give your work character and quality.

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ABOUT BJØRG-ELISE-TUPPEN

Bjørg-Elise Tuppen lives in Harstad, a town in Arctic Norther Norway, with her two sons and husband. Besides being a photographer, she has also just earned her Bachelor in Graphic Design from the University of Hertfordshire through The Interactive Design Institute. She loves to paint and draw, and she likes to mix all her disciplines in her graphic works.

See more of her amazing artworks in Behance and her website.