Herschel Island • Canada



• image code: TB100
• a solargraphy created on Herschel Island
• exposure time, estimated 96 days
GPS location 69°34’35.6″N 138°57’04.7″W

In the far north of Canada the arctic sea ice reaches the coast almost all year round. This is changing very fast the last years. During the summer time permafrost is subject to thaw with land slides as a result. This means that sometimes people will loose their house to the sea where normally this would not be a problem. On Herschel Island stands a small settlement from where scientists live and work to study these and other climate elements. The image above zooms in on this small town.

This image was created for the project Touch base, arctic solargraphy. A global ‘science meets art’ photography project I conducted during 2019-2020.

If you buy a fine art print or limited edition of this image, 10% of the profit will be donated to APECS. This is an organisation which supports early career scientists in their research. Many members of APECS helped me in creating the images in the Touch base project. We all depend on future science. By donating some of my earnings I can do something back to support them.


Quinsin Nachoff (saxophone) & Nathalie Bonin (violin) have adopted this image to be part of the art work for their album Pivotal Arc. It is a very great honour to have it feature on their LP, CD and digital distribution.

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The image will be printed onto Hahnemühle Natural Line Fine Art Paper based on hemp and using the Epson Sure Color Printing technique.