Gates closed!

Winter is here – we are alone. The last plane has just left Neumayer two days ago and now the only people left at station are the winterers – nine people from AWI and three from the BBC. Our isolation has begun and now we cannot expect to get any on-site support from anyone but ourselves anymore.

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Many people have been asking me about my current stay in Antarctica and especially about what kit I brought in order to photograph down here. This blog entry will go over some of my most important kit decisions and why I chose the things I chose. However, this is quite a personal list and other people might have other preferences. The following items have been working very well for me though and have been used in order to create many of the images, that you have seen until now (and many of those you will see in the future)…

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And there was night again

As many of you noticed, I have been quiet over the past two weeks and the reason for this has a lot to do with today. I am writing this blog on the day, when the Sun will set for the first time again, having bathed Neumayer and the Atka-Bay in eternal sunshine over the past six weeks. For filmmakers this means that there is always light and always something to film, so we have spent a large amount of time outside, filming up to 15 hours a day for two consecutive weeks…

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