Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Chris Mottalini's Leif Eriksson Day

Chris Mottalini e-mailed me today with a handful of images from his new series Leif Eriksson Day. This project explores what has remained of Leif Eriksson's Viking settlement in Northern Newfoundland. As Mottalini states:

"In August I traveled to northern Newfoundland with the aim of undertaking a photographic interpretation of the settlement and the surrounding landscape. The resulting images exist as photographic companions to the heroic, supernatural and violent events of The Vinland Sagas (a classical narrative of Viking exploration). They construct a portrait of the deserted camp as Norse ghost town, situated out of time and out of place in the modern North American wilderness."

You should also look Mottalini's projects Mistake By The Lake: Buffalo, NY and Winter City, which both contain some nice work.

All photographs from the series Leif Eriksson Day

All Images © Chris Mottalini