Photographer Alexis Coram doesn’t mind the cold. She’s traversed plenty of snowy vistas across the United States and Canada, photographing stills and sequences that truly embody the beauty of each location. Whether working from the back of a dog sled or in a clearing under the stars, she takes the adventures as they come.
On one of her earliest adventures, Alexis visited Alaska to experience the Northern Lights — a journey that culminated in breathtaking footage sure to bring a sense of peace to any viewer. Alexis explains,
There are some things in this world that everyone deserves to experience with their own eyes. I headed to Alaska in February with the hope of catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights with mine. That glimpse turned into an extravaganza…a party in the sky, and I was an onlooker, a face in the crowd…awestruck, mesmerized, feeling like the luckiest girl in the world. Night after night I was captivated by bright and colorful lights dancing wistfully above me; a graceful representation of the light in my soul. These were enchanted nights like I’ve never experienced. And while my camera captured a play-by-play of the spectacle, I could be found dog sledding through snow-covered forests, relaxing by the fire in a toasty cabin, or simply laying down in the snow and drifting into the dance.
This was the most amazing trip of my life so far…and here it is, summarized in under 3 minutes. This is my first time time lapse film, so it means a lot that you’re here, reading this, stepping into a very special piece of my past.
Alexis’ video Technicolour Alaska is a Staff Pick on Vimeo, and was also featured by National Geographic in their Short Film Showcase. It’s easy to see why — and it’s the first time-lapse she ever made! Her incredible photographic artistry blends seamlessly into the time-lapse genre. This and several other Aurora Borealis time-lapse films can be found on her Vimeo Channel. Follow along with her incredible travels on her website or at Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.