Ice Rider

  • Photographer
    Costas Kariolis
  • Technical Info
    Iso 100 | 70mm | F8 | 1/30sec
  • Photo Date
    February 19th 2019

The muted Finnish winter landscape and lighting conditions inspired me to explore winter minimalism. The landscape was barren and sparse, not a sole in sight. The temperature was a mild -2 Celsius. As I set up my camera, a man on a kelkka - a small sled equipped with runners, glided elegantly into my composition providing a focal point interest, sense of scale and an element of surprise and mystery to the moment.

The great outdoors is where I have always found my photographic inspiration, making its way into the majority of my images. I am fascinated with water, interpreting movement and orchestrating varied and rugged landscapes. My work can be described as authentic and minimal. I am passionate about sustainability, conservation and the natural health benefits of the great outdoors.