Nick Cobbing is a photojournalist and photographic artist living in the U.K. He works extensively in the Arctic region, and his startling photos have been viewed widely in books, magazines, and on the web. I'm extremely grateful to Nick for allowing me to feature his work in this piece--though I had to promise hime to steer your eyeballs to his web site (which, of course, I had every intention of doing regardless). Thanks, Nick.
Nick's photos, particularly his Ice series, have a very interesting effect on me. On the one hand, they hit me like a sledgehammer. On the other, they subtly engage my eConsciousness. I see beauty as well as very scary imagery. They are images that stick. That make me want to think quietly and scream aloud at the same time. "Stop"
Whether hanging out the door of a 'vintage' helicopter, or standing precariously in a small boat just feet away from a frozen behemoth, Nick has truly gone to great lengths to bring us these photos. Each has its own story, and they are, altogether, both inspiring and informative. Just below is his look at the village of Narwaq, in Western Greenland:
Here's the takeaway from all this for me. Though I can regale you with all the facts and figures and interplay going on to push the climate change agenda forward, nothing I say will likely stick in your mind as well as a picture. So visit Nick's site. Pick one for yourself. And think of it...often.