‘Arctic Chopper Crew’

‘Arctic Chopper Crew’-1987, 11″ x 14.75″
After a long and cold winter on the West Coast; summer has arrived! Now, having spent the last several days sweating in the heat; I’m already reminiscing about cooler temperatures.
This shot as taken at -45°C. Just before this, I’d pulled a colour geletin filter out to attach to a lens. The total stillness of the air was momentarily broken by the gentlest of breezes, totally shattering the filter in my hand.

Sun rise in Tuktoyuktuk, on the Beaufort Sea, at noon Dec. 21/1987, the Winter Solstice.
These guys made my work and a lot of other peoples work and safety, their top priority. These are the people who keep you alive… when you’re where, you otherwise shouldn’t be…

2 Comments on “‘Arctic Chopper Crew’

  1. Hi Chris I never quite got to Arctic circle but did a medical clinic in Chesterfield Inlet just below Repulse Bay on Hudson Bay. I was there in early spring so not quite – 45oC. More like -20. Still pretty chilly!

    Sent from my iPhone


    • I didn’t know you spent time up there John.
      I’m sure you’ll agree; -20°C will freeze you just as solid as -45°… just takes a little longer.
      Looking forward to swimming at your lake, this summer.

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