Eric Fokke, Journalism & Photography
The Lofoten Islands, that's midnight sun and northern lights. Fish and sturdy boats. Grey/black mountains rise from the deep blue ocean high into the sky. At their feet there are small wooden fishing villages where cod dries on racks. Eagles circle above schools of herring, driven to the coast by killer whales. Otters on the rocks chew on the fish and crabs they just caught. The Norwegian archipelago the Lofoten, located above the Arctic Circle, is considered among the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. On this website photographer Eric Fokke shows why.
Autumn and the arrival of the dark period are welcomed on the Lofoten Islands with a light-walk around a lake on Moskenes. Many hundreds of residents and also some tourists participate. Along the route there are dance performances, fairy tales are told or, as in the photo, sung for someone who takes a look at a lavo, a Sami tent. Everything beautifully lit.