Arctic Love A photography project by Brice Portolano

After studying biology in southern Finland a few years ago, Tinja, a young Finnish woman decided to trade her city life for the arctic landscapes of northern Lapland. 180 miles from the nearest town she raises sled husky dogs, in the icy heart of nowhere.

Deeply in love with nature and animals, Tinja finds her inspiration in the arctic wilderness: “I don’t want material things. Nature provides all I need.” Tinja’s husky farm is off the grid: she cooks and heats with a wood stove, lights her home with candles and has to break the ice of the river every morning to get her water with a bucket. Inside her house is also a sauna where not only does she wash herself, but also does the dishes and her laundry. Deep into the Arctic wilderness.

Brice Portolano is a French photographer working on the relationship between man and nature through documentary photography and adventures in the wilderness.

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Monthly Photo Contest

Color film portrait photograph of a young woman by Michelle Marshall
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2021 Portrait AWARD Deadline: 31 May 2021

"In a portrait, I’m looking for the silence in somebody."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Portrait photography has one of the oldest and most interesting histories that harkens back to the early days of the medium. Through portraits of iconic figures or ordinary people, we discover a deep interest in others.

Recent works or gems from your archives, classic or experimental, and through any kind of storytelling: we want to discover the most powerful and captivating images of today’s portrait photography. We are open to all interpretations and want to see faces that gaze right into the soul!


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