Ever since a good friend from uni and I picked Svalbard as a location for a 4th year design studio's remote location with extreme environmental influences; I've been completely besotted/fascinated with the archipelago [and admittedly began researching studying Arctic Geology at the university in Longyearbyen!]
Photographer extraordinaire Brooke Holm flicked me an email earlier this week inviting me along to her upcoming exhibition at Koskela. Recently back from Svalbard, Brooke documented her incredible trip - a preview as pictured above. Brooke's instagram also has a bunch of extra snaps worth perusing.
In Brooke Holm's photographic series 'Arctic', she explores the unique landscape of the northernmost region of the world. On an expedition that started in search of beauty, silence and isolation, Holm discovered more than just a visually arresting natural environment. There was an obvious fragility to the North that awakened an inner desire to protect it. Holm's work reveals the Arctic's rare aesthetic in an effort to raise awareness, not only of its existence, but also of the prevailing impact of a changing climate.
The launch will be on 8th of August - from 2:30-3:30pm, at Koskela; 85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery NSW. Come along!