The phenomena of nature are deeply embedded in Finnish folklore. From Sámi reindeer herding, to myths about boreal forests, these stories are deeply rooted in the country’s storytelling culture. During solo trek through Lapland, I immersed myself in local traditions to discover how storytelling and transmission help to connect the community to nature and retain a curiosity for their surroundings. This series was captured in in collaboration with Levi Lapland.

My first night of aurora hunting is a very lucky one. The probability of seeing the Northern Lights in a town center is slim. Yet, what first appears as a glowing cloud above my apartment becomes the most beautiful aurora show during my stay. With a frozen camera and numb fingers, I wander around the park for two hours, photographing and observing the midnight sky. The soft snow is knee deep and the sounds of the forest are somewhat unnerving.

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