Fishing is a dying sport. With the waters in our home towns and beaches growing less and less scenic as more infrastructure is imposed, it’s really no wonder why people have turned towards other sports instead. But fishing offers something that most other sports don’t: a block of time, between the pulls of the fishing rod from caught prey, to truly and idly sit back and enjoy the motions of the waves and the atmosphere. It’s a game of waiting and what better way to wait than in good scenery?
Andreas Nilsson, a Swedish director and artist famous for his music videos for music groups such as Bright Eyes, Peter, Bjorn and John, White Lies and MGMT, created a short 2-minute video on fishing in the Northern Islands of Sweden around the Arjeplog area. Both a cinematic masterpiece and a breathtaking glance at the waters of Sweden, Archipelago—the film title that translates to ‘any large body of water with many islands’—will inspire fishing enthusiasts and beginners, alike, to take their next fishing trip in Northern Sweden.
This film was shot on a Sony A7S with an Iscorama pre-36 anamorphic lens.
To check out more of Andreas Nilsson’s work be sure to see his website.