A Photographic Adventure in Lofoten with Joris Put
Joris Put is a graphic designer with an incredible passion and ability for photography. He travels the world, inspired by fresh mountain air and epic views, while staying true to his core values of respect for the planet and people.
“The love for nature in its purest form… a passion for hiking, climbing and travelling with respect for our home planet and people. These are what drive and my buddy, Fuji xt2!”
Joris’ passion for photography began on a trip to New Zealand in 2006: “I started to look at landscapes in a different way. i wanted to stay in the moment and show others what needs to be seen.”
Back home i was already interested in photography and went to art school to learn how to become a professional photographer. But the feeling I got during my stay in New Zealand was totally different. it was more meaningful…
I challenge myself to create a story to move people. A photograph can be so powerful. It can make you laugh, cry or wonder. It makes things immortal, capturing a moment for ever.”
Joris has kindly shared with Nordique some incredible pictures from his recent trip to the Lofoten Islands. Lofoten is an archipelago in the county of Nordland, high up in Norway. The area is known for its distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands. Though lying within the Arctic Circle, the archipelago experiences one of the world's largest elevated temperature anomalies relative to its high latitude.
“We stayed on the island of Vestvagoy, that was our base for the week. Everyday we drove to another region or island. We hiked a couple of beautiful mountains and visited stunning beaches. Being in the elements is what attracts me to these regions. The four seasons in one day kind of weather makes you go out of your comfort zone. Being prepared for this kind of weather is part of the fun. Coming home from these trips and seeing the pictures of it, is the cherry on the cake.”