In the bleak midwinter

 

I'll be spending this winter's darkest days in Iceland, on a joint artists' residency at the Listhús í Fjallabyggð in the small northern fishing town of Ólafsfjörður with photographer Yiannis Hadjiaslanis.

As recipients of one of the Skammdegi Listhús AIR Awards, we'll be working on a range of projects, documenting midwinter life at a time when the sun rises for only a few hours a day, and exploring the meeting of myth and reality while searching for troll lairs and imagining the origins of flotsam. You can read a bit more about all that here.

It's the first award for our creative collaboration, the extra-ordinary, and we're rather chuffed.

Amid the ice, I'll also be doing some reporting, including planned features on harvest and hunting - going out with the men and women who provide the provenance of Icelandic Yuletide feasts - as well as, travel and design stories from around the country. If you're interested in commissioning something specific, or finding out more, get in touch.