AVIANCA MAGAZINE

The aviation magazine Avianca wrote an article about what happens in different locations around the world at a certain time of the day. I was requested to take a photo at 2 o'clock in the afternoon in an emblematic place in Svalbard.

" Svalbard goes into a deep and dark Polar Night every winter with no daylight at all for about 2.5 months. When I was asked to take this photo, it was one of the few first days with a slight feeling of daylight. The white line in the horizon is the amount of light that reached us that day, and this lasts for just a few hours before returning below the horizon leaving us in the dark. With this little bit of light the blue sky is illuminated, creating a rich cobalt coloured sky which is very typical for Svalbard in February. 

 

The feeling of seeing some light again after this long period of polar night is an intense feeling of joy and and also a sense of relief. The village has almost been in a sort of polar night trance, and is slowly woken to life again with every touch of light. Even though I love the calm and quiet of the polar night, the light reminds us of the incredible months we have ahead of us and all the adventures that are to come. "