Photo: Scarlett Hooft Graafland
Photographer Scarlett Hooft Graafland spent 4 months living with the Eskimos in the remotest part of north Canada and documented her experience in her photograph series "You Winter, let's get divorced."
James Read of Don't Panic Magazine has an engaging interview with Scarlett and a few photographs to boot:
Okay, and how about igloos? You made an igloo for one of your photos, right?
I learned some igloo building, yes. It’s beautiful how such a structure works and how peaceful it is to sit inside one. It’s a real shelter from the cold, and the sound insulation is intriguing too. I was surprised that you could do this with such thin blocks of ice.
For my project Lemonade Igloo, I made frozen blocks of orange lemonade, cast them in wooden boxes, and asked traditional Inuit men to build an igloo out of the blocks. It took a whole day – you have to glue all the pieces together with snow and water to make a strong structure out of it. A big job.
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