The alarm beeps 3am. Coffee is a necessity. Photo gear has already been checked and stashed into the supple leather of ONA bags. We grab our coats, walk out into the blue-black of Stockholm dawn, and it’s not long before we’re speeding down the motorway to the snarling music of the Volvo V60 engine. Where to? - Westbound to the abandoned mines of Tilas Stoll. Then the open road beckons us beyond to ancient Orsa, where one of the biggest meteorite collisions in Earth’s history formed what has become known as the Siljan Ring. Away from the gloss of city life, we trek through empty forests and lonesome cliffs to capture the surreal beauty of Swedish wilderness and poetry spun by Nordic light.
A special thanks to Volvo, ONA, Stutterheim, Deadwood, Agency V, Marshall Headphones, and wilderness photographer Victor Bergstedt.
Text: Mr. Vagabond
Photography: Louie Thain & Mr. Vagabond
a GQontheRoad project by GQ Portugal