Mischa Keijser is a professional photographer living and working in The Netherlands. He recently self-published a very handsome limited edition book of personal photos that he views as a visual diary of the period in his life dating from the death of his father, through falling in love, and the birth of Mischa's first child. In between are moments of majesty in local Dutch landscapes, and meditations on the treatment of animals and the environment in modern society.
Visions of what remains at one of the northernmost outposts of a Russian mining community in the Arctic landscape — a Soviet ghost town now.
1st Place, Fine Art/Conceptual, LensCulture Earth Awards:
Visualizing the retreat of glaciers can be difficult—by charting the gradual reduction of Lewis Glacier with lines of petroleum-fueled fire, this series dramatically calls us to consider our part in the diminishing natural landscape.