Tuesday, January 4, 2011

White Out

For those who of us who haven't been fortunate enough to visit the tropics of Svalbard, Norway, photographer Greg White stirs the umbrella of our creative cocktails with a series of images he took while on location at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Truth be told, these images are a recipe for my imagination to run rampant with endless James Bond references and grotesque amounts of cinematic seed espionage (yes, Svalbard is a "secured" seedbank). Along with having a rather Star-Trekkie name, Svalbard is a land of much obscurity and mystery, a place seemingly hospitable to only the most brave and determined (cue four months of total darkness). But through White's lens, this other-worldly landscape warms with new life and indescribable beauty. In a land of eternal suns and endless darkness, White presents enough haunting serenity and surrealism to frostbite the chilliest GoldenEye trigger finger. Check out his blog here. Then buy the Svalbard book here.

[via Greg White and DOMO-A]