Update – In Search of The Light

My new film In Search of The Light will be premiering for Supporters this week and I thought it was a good time to share a bit more about it with you.

Back in August I packed gear and food (35 kg in total) and headed out for two weeks in Sarek National Park. The first days I pushed hard and I was really feeling the weight of my backpack. Carrying almost 10 kg of camera gear is a downside of being a photographer. The benefits and image quality do outweigh the suffering though.

You can find out a bit more about the adventure in this blog post.

Hiker is crossing a river in Sarek National Park.
Crossing a river in Sarek, three times for the viewers! (from In Search of The Light)

I approach both my photography and filmmaking in the same way. I don’t go out with a story in mind, although I do have a plan. Instead I let the adventure and the story unfold.

During the middle of the adventure low clouds rolled in and covered the peaks that I had planned to photograph. Instead of giving it up I deciced to stick around and wait.

After three days I was rewarded with some fantastic light. Patience is key for the mountain photographer and a skill I’ve acquired over the years.

Hiker waiting for the weather to improve in Sarek National Park.
Waiting for the light. Mountain photography requires patience. (from In Search of The Light)

When I began the editing process back in October last year I realized that the film was not only about this adventure. The story went a bit deeper than that. It was about the last 15 years of my life which I’ve been devoting to photographing the Swedish mountains.

The title of the film – In Search of the Light – has been my mantra ever since those first adventures with the camera.

Photographer Magnus Lindbom is photographing with Fujifilm GFX100S in Sarek National Park.
Enjoying a beautiful morning up on a ridge during the last part of my adventure. (from In Search of The Light)

The film has been quite a lot of work and I’m very pleased with how it turned out. I’m looking forward to share it with you soon.

I rely on the generous support of my audience to create these films. If you enjoy my work your’e welcome to join as a Supporter. And you will be among the first to watch “In Search of the Light”.

/ Magnus

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