LYS â€“ A tribute to the Nordic light. Two photographers on a search for the heart and soul of the great Nordic landscapes. For four years the two renowned German photographers Sandra Bartocha & Werner Bollmann have travelled the entire European North, from the bright Danish woodlands and meadows in the South to the blue glaciers of Svalbard in the North; from the storm-battered coast of Norway in the West to the dark Finnish forests in the East. In the glow of the midnight sun, under dancing polar lights, in a snow storm over the tundra and on the quiet waters of the skerries: vastness, calmness, solitude â€“ the whole magnificent beauty and a love declaration to the North.
Sandra Bartocha is a photographer and author specializing in natural landscapes and plants, with the specific aim of creating images that evoke an emotional response. Her pictures have been published in European magazines, books and calendars, and she has been awarded in numerous international competitions - including the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Sandra is vice-president of the GDT (Society of German Nature Photographers) and is chief editor of the magazine GDT Forum Naturfotografie. She was one of the photographic team on the pan-European Wild Wonders of Europe initiative and has been working on a long-term project about the north of Europe â€“ LYS. For more information visit: http://www.bartocha-photography.com