Dave Brosha's portraits and landscapes capture an otherworldly essence filled with intense light and rich, vibrant colors. More than ten years ago and in search of adventure, he and his wife moved far north and found themselves instantly drawn to the beauty of the subarctic.
Originally focusing mainly on landscapes, Brosha eventually began mixing the elements of the land together with captivating portraits. One of his goals is to show the world that the subarctic is more than just a dark and frigid world. His images feature wide open lands, sparkling, icy reflections, intriguing and unexpected portraits, and vivid colors that look like part of a dream world.
Now settled in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories of Canada, Brosha is privy to many remote, isolated areas that have been untouched by human hand. Long winters with very little light and short summers with 24-hours of sun create unique circumstances in which the talented photographer has thrived.
“The coldest day I ever had was 72-degrees Celsius below zero with the wind chill,” says Brosha, “I can't count how many times I've gone out photographing in minus 40 or minus 50 degrees. It takes a special breed of person, I think, to live up here, but it's one that grows on you very quickly. You experience lonely but fascinating conditions everyday, but it's worth it when you look at what you capture. It's beautiful.”