Reykjavik@Christmas

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For the Christmas/New Year holiday season, R — my wife and travel companion — and I flew to Reykjavik for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see our favourite band, Sigur Ros, and some of their closest artsy friends party it up at the first Norður og Niður, North and Down (“Straight to Hell”) festival. In the process, we hoped to enjoy a little winter wonderland, chase the aurora, and field test our iPhone Xs as travel cameras.
 
So late in December, we winged it from a balmy and blue-skied Tokyo, north, north, north, above frozen Russia and Scandinavia, almost to the Arctic Circle and Santa Claus country.
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NORÐUR OG NIÐUR FESTIVAL, Reykjavik Iceland December 2017

Lit. Go North and go down; fig. “Everything’s going to hell”

sigurros audioence

A dream come true! Our all-time favourite band, Sigur Ros, play their first concert in their hometown of Reykjavik for the first time in years. And not just any old end-of-tour concert, but a whole festival of music and art from the band themselves and all their friends and collaborators…

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Winter Sunset over Sweden @ 36,000 feet

the iPhone X as in-flight camera

IMG_0776I shot this series of “skyscape” pictures over Sweden on a recent SAS flight from Tokyo to Copenhagen. I recently received an iPhone X — my first smartphone! — as a Christmas present, and I’ve been eager to play with the camera in particular.

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Good Read… by Me!: “Aaron Paulson in Tokyo/Toronto” in The New Idealist Magazine

It’s Friday night/Saturday morning, and hipsters in knit caps skid home from the bars artisinal craft beer pubs along Dundas Street West.

“Whatcha taking pictures of bro?”

This magical, fantastical nightmare before Christmas.

Anniversary-Issue-Cover-Image-213x300England’s The New Idealist magazine have published in their first anniversary, “Doomsday Edition”, a dispatch from me  about the extreme winter weather in Tokyo and Toronto this year.  Check it out on page 9. Check out the other articles, too, of course. But check page 9…

The New Idealist magazine is online and downloadable for free at www.thenewidealist.com.