AMONG GIANTS, GREENLAND
27th Sept - 3rd Oct 2020
Who has never dreamt of photographing the gigantic icebergs of the Arctic?
We are taking you to Ilulissat, which is the inuit word for “iceberg”, a place nestled just by the most productive glacier of the whole Northern Hemisphere: the Sermeq Kujalleq. Every year, this glacier pushes 35 cubic kilometers of ice into the fjord, producing gigantic icebergs of more than 100 meters high above the sea level. It is not a surprise that this fjord has been listed as a Unesco natural heritage of mankind.
This trip has been particularly scheduled to coincide with the last week before the Sun does not set. This will allow us to experience a neverending twilight light that will illuminate the icebergs with pinks, reds and oranges for hours and hours.
Therefore, we have made it coincide with the full Moon, that will hover very close to the horizon against a purple and deep blue sky, providing fantastic photographic opportunities.
For this reason, many of the photographic sessions will take place during the late evening and “night”. Then, we will charter several boats to photograph the incredible mountains of ice from the water itself.
This will be truly an unforgettable experience not to be missed.
The highest and densest amount of icebergs in the whole world awaits you in one of the most spectacular places in the planet.
Discover the magic of a never-ending twilight. Pinks, oranges, reds and yellows paint the massive icebergs. And on top, a dark purple sky where the full moon hovers above it all.
Wide landscapes, intimate details, wildlife, sunrises, sunsets, dawn, dusk, night photography, panoramic views...
Rafael Rojas (Master Hasselblad 2014, MA Photography, ARPS) is a Swiss-Spanish fine art photographer, author and lecturer whose work frequently focuses on concepts like time, decay and renewal, the raw latent energy found in the landscape and the ephemeral qualities of existence. He strives to encapsulate concept, emotion and spirituality in his work.
Rafael has been involved in teaching since he was in his teens, and well before he took a camera for the first time. First helping out young students, then teaching undergrads and later on as a University lecturer. Nowadays, as a full time professional photographer, lecturer, author and creativity mentor, he deeply enjoys helping other photographers grow as artists, slow down and look at the world with different eyes.
He is the founder of the online MasterCOURSE "Photography with Intent", a unique, comprehensive and structured one year course devoted to the whole photographic process from message to print.
Rafael is also co-owner and co-director of “Platinum Press Editions”, an independent finer art photography publishing company devoted to the creation of photography books of the highest quality.
Rafael speaks English, French, Spanish, Romanian and Italian.
Anca Minican, the partner of Rafael Rojas, provides a very special touch to all our photographic workshops and trips. Trained as an architect, she is a true lover of nature and the wilderness and always accompanies Rafael on his photographic expeditions all over the planet.
Her broad experience in the corporate world, her professionalism and her methodical and serious approach make her a valuable asset for the organization, on-site logistics and the support to customers during our workshops and photographic trips. She also plays a key role in the team building and knows how to create an amicable environment with a personal touch as all our clients can testify!
Anca is co-owner and co-founder of “Platinum Press Editions”, an exclusive editorial house specialized in the creation of unique fine art photography books of the highest quality. She is also part of the management staff of the Photo School “Photography with Intent”.
She speaks English, Spanish, French, Italian and Romanian.
Inbound transfer to NamibRand by private plane from Windhoek. On our first day, we will leave in the morning and have lunch already at Wolwedans, taking the most of our time. Flying over Namibia will also be an unforgettable experience.
We will stay in two of the most exclusive 5* lodges of Namibia, exclusively booked for our group, overlooking the desert in a breathtaking location. Hundreds of thousands of hectares just for us. Fine meals, private guides and a million stars over it all.
In addition to the professional guides that will accompany and take us across the massive reserve, Rafael and Anca know this place like the palm of their hand. They will take you where very few people ever get to, when conditions are best.