"Polaris" Explores Landscapes of the Far North

Alaskan photographer Acacia Johnson documents natural landscapes, shooting in locations like Iceland and Norway to capture the vivid beauty of these often brutally cold lands. Johnson’s “Polaris” series, shot in Alaska and Iceland, captures the “magic that I perceive in an environment that is otherwise in constant flux.”

“Polaris” explores wilderness of the Far North capturing rock, ice, snow, and moss in beautiful muted light. Of her captivating series, Johnson says, “Traversing remote landscapes in Alaska and Iceland by foot…I seek moments that seem to fall away from reality around the edges, into another realm.” Johnson discusses her practice of exploring these types of remote, frigid locations, remarking on the profound effect this environment has as it creates in her “a heightened sense of being alive,” causing her to reflect “upon the peculiar combination of wonder, fear, and respect that the landscape invokes.”

Johnson, on a Fulbright grant, is currently based in the Canadian Arctic as part of a project documenting the winter landscape of Canada’s Baffin Island. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Johnson’s work has been exhibited internationally, and is included in the collections of the Smithsonian Museum of American History and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum.

You can find more of Acacia Johnson’s work on her website.

Images courtesy of Acacia Johnson, used with permission.

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Ceasar Jones's picture

This is incredible! Love the colors. They make me feel like I'm in another world. Great post, Ruby.

Thaddeous Jordan's picture

Fantastic - thank you for posting