ARCTIC ROSES — Matt GEORGES
22 x 26 cm / 216 pages Hardcover coffee table book
Photographies & design by Matt GEORGES
Offset printing on FSC 170g Arctic paper
Comes also in a limited edition of 50 together with 4 signed prints
Chasing waves and powder above the Arctic circle with Arthur Longo, Bryan Iguchi, Wolle Nyvelt, Sevi Van Der Meer, Enni Rukajärvi, Alek Östreng, Nils Arvidsson...
There’s not too many places on this planet that could provide good snowboard terrain and good surf but the Norwegian coastline is one of them. The Arctic truly sounded like the last frontier and perfect terrain to merge the worlds of snowboarding and surfing.
While searching for “Arctic Roses”, a metaphor of the quest the crew went on for good snow and good waves, we wanted to reinforce the connection we have with the elements, either on the mountains or in the ocean. A splitboard approach combined with cold water surfing took the team out of their comfort zone but chasing these extraordinary surroundings with such a strong crew, including legen ds like Bryan Iguchi and Wolle Nyvelt and younger faces like Sevi Van Der Meer and Arthur Longo, made it all worth it.
The landscapes that the mighty Norwegian coastline provided were of epic proportions. It’s a place where the mountains literally drop into the sea so it was the perfect location to showcase how intertwined snowboarding and surfing are and the versatility of our team riders. The team started off their adventure in the Lofoten islands, moved on to the Lyngen Alpes and ended the trip in Riksgrensen during their annual bank slalom – getting to ride the quarterpipe under the midnight sun to wrap up the full Arctic experience was the icing on the cake.
Proudly supported by VANS