Limited Edition Canadian Far North Photographs

Experience the haunting beauty of Salluit, Nunavik, through this exclusive collection of Limited Edition Canadian Far North Photographs. These images, now featured in a new series of Canada Post stamps celebrating Inuit singer and songwriter Elisapie Issac, capture the spirit of the far north, blending the harshness of the Arctic environment with the resilience and strength of its people.

Limited Edition Canadian Far North Photographs

Elisapie First Day Cover

For over half a year, Paul Ozzello endured the unforgiving Arctic landscape, trekking immense distances through bone-chilling cold. Using a swing-lens film camera limited to only a few frames per roll, each photograph is a testament to the photographer’s skill and perseverance, capturing the stunning beauty of the landscape despite the relentless and challenging elements. Blizzards, frigid winds, and the ever-present threats from polar bears, wolves, and wolverines were constant challenges, testing the photographer’s resilience and determination throughout the entire journey of capturing the “Northern Exile” series. Protecting the delicate film from the severe weather was crucial, and every image captured was a testament to his unwavering dedication to the craft.

Back in the studio, the films were meticulously processed to maintain the integrity of the images, ensuring that the harsh conditions they endured did not affect their quality. Months were spent developing, scanning, retouching, and printing each photograph, transforming raw moments of Arctic life into stunning works of art. The prints are created using the Piezographic process, renowned for its exceptional quality and beauty, and resembling the platinum process from the previous century. As an archival modern black and white process, Piezography not only enhances the value of the “Northern Exile” series but also makes them highly sought after by collectors.

Two iconic images from this series are now available as limited edition prints, each restricted to 250 copies. Reproduced with a warm tone shade of pure carbon piezography inks, each print is hand-printed by the photographer, ensuring exceptional quality and authenticity.

This collection is more than just photographs; it’s a narrative of survival and beauty, a glimpse into the unyielding landscape of the Canadian Arctic. By acquiring these prints, you’re not just purchasing art; you’re investing in the story of a relentless pursuit of beauty in one of the world’s most remote and challenging environments