In Antarctica, says London-based photographer Anna Vlasova, snow comes in more shades than white, coloring ancient icebergs in pastel shades of blue and green. Seventy percent of the planet’s water is held precariously within these floating monoliths, bodies of frozen fluid that can tower as high as our lofty skyscrapers and extend well below sea level, where they are blanketed in a fuzzy layer of ice algae. For The Character of Snow, Vlasova tells the story of these enigmatical and volatile bodies, glancing back thousands of years to a time when they roamed the seas, uninhibited and unbroken by the will of mankind.
Andreas Lie lives in Bergen, along the western coast of Norway, enveloped by feral terrain that is dotted with mountain peaks and engraved by deep fjords. He shares the land with creatures as diverse as wild reindeer, grey wolves, red deer, and moose, majestic beasts who only emerge from their hideaways at dusk and dawn. Lie marries these critters with the landscape that nourishes them, digitally fusing two photographs into a single image.