Posts from the ‘People & Portraits’ category

Firelight

The images below are from a night-time camp “expedition” on an island in frozen Lake Inari in northern Finland.

The light trail in the second image is from someone wearing a head-torch walking across the frame……one of those totally unintended pieces of good fortune that just happens to add a little something to the shot.

Inari, Lapland, Finland

Inari, Lapland, Finland

Inari, Lapland, Finland

Inari, Lapland, Finland

Inari, Lapland, Finland

© Mark Simms Photography (2020)

Neue Freunde

One of the best things about our trip to northern Finland over Christmas was that we met new friends Claudia and Tobi from Hannover in Germany.

Tobi is a fellow photography enthusiast, so we bonded over our shared interest, and Claudia and Liz are like “two peas in a pod”…..which for Tobi and I just meant double-trouble.

Since we returned home we have stayed in touch and plan to meet-up with them in Germany later this year.

From left to right: Tobi, Claudia and Lizzy:

Lake Inari, Lapland, Finland

© Mark Simms Photography (2020)

Reindeer Farm Visit

Over Christmas we spent a week in Inari, a small town in Lapland, northern Finland, about 250km north of the arctic circle. The Finnish capital of the Sami (the indigenous Reindeer herders of nothern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia) Inari is a perfect place to try out a few winter activities and marvel at the amazing landscapes.

Given the location (Lapland has more Reindeer than people) it seems appropriate that the photos for my first post come from our visit to a local Reindeer Farm where we learnt all about these wonderful animals and the culture of the Sami people:

Reindeer Farm, Inari, Finland

Reindeer Farm, Inari, Finland

Reindeer Farm, Inari, Finland

Reindeer Farm, Inari, Finland

Reindeer Farm, Inari, Finland

Reindeer Farm, Inari, Finland

© Mark Simms Photography (2020)

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