My idea for the trip was to photograph ice climbing at night under the Aurora Borealis. With an awesome crew we stayed two weeks in the Lyngen Fjord, Arctic Norway, in cooperation with Red Bull Photography.
We spent late nights enduring harsh cold shooting conditions reaching temperatures down to -37 Celsius and waiting hours on end around the ice falls for the perfect aurora to show up. Focused on getting the shots we lived in tents. Eating mainly freeze-dried expedition food, we quickly began to crave something different!
Near the end of our trip on our way to the cliffs we spotted a small fisherman’s shed. The local fishermen with faces etched by the fjord, showed us their catch of the day and we made off with three big fish that felt like ten kilos for the price of a beer in Norway.
That evening after climbing, huddled around our fire near the cliffs, we grilled what I am sure is some of the tastiest fish any of us has ever eaten and by far the best meal of the trip!
I used a Nikon D4 camera at 5000 ISO, shutter speed of 1/100th, with a 35mm f/1.4 lens stopped down to f/2 to capture the scene.