When I first started out as a photographer I didn't have the budgets or timescales to take bands or models to exotic locations and photograph them in situ, so I developed the skills to shoot elements separately and bring them together in Photoshop, to create the epic, cinematic images in my head.

This has worked brilliantly for me over the years, and is often the only practical way to achieve what is needed on budget and on deadline, but I do occasionally find myself shooting in yet another studio, dreaming of taking my camera on real adventures, shooting people for real in spectacular landscapes and magical places.

When my Finnish friend Jori first mentioned ice fishing I was struck with the thought that this would be a great photographic subject. Huge frozen landscapes, man aginst the elements, it sounded like a great photo adventure.

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