Acacia Johnson is an Alaskan photographer fascinated by the majesty of the far northern landscapes of Alaska, Scandinavia and Iceland. Her atmospheric pictures portray a mysterious and intangible wilderness of fog and ice.
Polaris’ is an exploration of otherworldly occurrences in the wilderness of the Far North. Traversing remote landscapes in Alaska and Iceland by foot, alone or with my family, I seek moments that seem to fall away from reality around the edges, into another realm. Alone on these journeys, I contemplate how the dynamic contrasts and fleeting elements of the Far North impart a heightened sense of being alive, and reflect upon the peculiar combination of wonder, fear, and respect that the landscape invokes. Polaris, the North Star, functions as a metaphor for the constancy of magic that I perceive in an environment that is otherwise in constant flux.
© Acacia Johnson