The arctic tundra is a merciless, white setting for a game that has clear-cut rules dictated by nature. The one who forgets the rules will face a cruel fate. The serene whiteness hides in it an everlasting struggle between life and death. The traveler only has to mind the basic needs: eat, drink, advance and rest sufficiently. Everything else is extra. The cold and the wind are tools of evolution here. Survival demands respect. It is a rough, yet delicate system.
Marko Hämäläinen is a photographer, artist, documentary maker, wanderer, lecturer and teacher of photography from Muurame, Finland. Hämäläinen reveres camping, art, melancholy and reality. The starting point for his artistic work is based on the relationship between man, society and nature. In his photographs Hämäläinen deals with the reality in a documentary, utilizing various photography genres. In addition to Finland, his work has been presented around Europe. Currently Hämäläinen is working as a Regional Artist of Central Finland.