Oysten Glenne Kristiansen
1st Place - Outstanding Achievement
Captured during a journey on Spitsbergen, Svalbard in wintertime- still surrounded by darkness.
I have created this photo by using analogue Hasselblad 501 and Ilford Xp-2 400 120 film (medium format)-
exposed for several minutes to get sufficient contrast and details in the darker areas.
It has become quite a great photo just because of the light:
A small amount of moonlight hits the mountains through a crack in the layer of the skyes- giving the whole landscape a magic impression and atmosphere.
Its almost an sacral feeling being alone in this arctic nature under such circumstances- bearing in mind that these elements have been standing there for millions of years , while you as a human have lived just for 50 years.
Just after 3 exposures the light disappeared , and the magic atmosphere also
Biography: Photographer using analog equipment:
Hasselblad 501 CM, monochrome black and white film - developed in traditional way.
Merit Award in Black and White
Magazine Portfoliocontest 2012.
Recently announced as a Merit Award Winner in BW Magazine Single contest 2013