Gregory Coyes’ perch was the perfect place to shoot icebergs.
Travelling aboard the Sea Adventurer to Greenland and the Canadian Arctic is a documentarian’s dream come true. Cameras are everywhere on our trips, of course, but other, less common methods of capturing the moment were in evidence too on our recent trip Into the Northwest Passage: an old fashioned sketch book, a hi-tech remote controlled video helicopter, and a newfangled audio recorder all played their parts.
Here are a few documents of documentarians in action, capturing aspects of their amazing Arctic experience—a picture-perfect Passage.
Staff archeologist Lisa Rankin in Sisimiut, Greenland
Bill Freedman had a scientist’s love for the natural world.
Musician Charles Spearin gathers found sounds in Greenland
Shooting for a Chinese reality show, near Uummannuuq, Greenland.
The ice off Karrat Island, Greenland was a wonder.
A sketchbook captures impressions a camera may miss.
Noah Richler wanted to remember the Resolute Bay bulletin board
Filmmaker John Houston is pretty handy with a camera, too.
How do you do justice to a 16km2 tabular ice floe in Baffin Bay?
The ill-fated remote controlled helicopter videocam was brilliant while it lasted.
Former Japanese governor Akiko Domoto at HBC post, Dundas Harbour, Devon Island
Supply cupboard, Dundas Harbour HBC post
Barney Bentall gets creative with his camera
Searching for musk oxen, Croker Bay, Nunavut
At the foot of Executioner’s Cliffs, Icy Arm, Nunavut
Ice off Greenland was endlessly fascinating.
National Geographic’s Bruce Bi documents Lynda Brown & Lamech Kadloo’s drum dance
One of the great photogenic plants: Arctic cotton.
Icebergs are nature’s own abstract sculptures.