Melrakki is just such a project. The name is Icelandic for Arctic fox. The beauty in the name Melrakki shines through this beautiful book, illustrating the harsh life of the Arctic fox in the winter. There is no harsher place in the winter than Iceland, nor is there a place more beautiful in the winter than Iceland. This book project took Josh three years to complete. Over those three years, I got to peek at some of the images that he captured, as well as hear some of his stories about what it took to accomplish those images. Trust me, it takes a hearty soul to sit in a hole dug from the snow and wait in blinding blizzards to capture this elusive creature.
What I enjoyed most about Josh’s book is not only the fabulous photography but also the story that he weaves throughout the book about what it took to capture these images. At times, you feel like you are there next to him as he captures these images. A number of these images will send chills through you, not only because of the implied cold and harshness of the environment but because they are so well captured and technically perfect.
The culmination of three years of winter photography in the extreme north-west of Iceland, Melrakki is available now for pre-order exclusively as a Limited Edition hard bound fine-art book. Limited to just 100 copies, each edition is hand numbered and signed and includes an original 11″ x 09″ inch fine-art pigment on paper print.
With foreword by pre-eminent scientist and Arctic fox expert Dr. Ester Rut Unnsteinsdóttir, Melrakki includes over fifty photographs and field notes from the three years spent photographing this remarkable predator in the extreme north-west of Iceland.
Melrakki Limited Edition is printed using the highest possible quality Canon Dreamlabo inkjet printer system and is printed on beautiful 250gsm High Definition Lustre paper that fully captures all of the incredible colour and tones of the original photographs. The Canon Dreamlabo represents the current state of the art in book printing and was chosen for this project after extensive testing and proofing as it yielded the highest quality that most closely resembles the original fine-art pigment on paper prints. I am extremely proud to stand behind the print quality in this Limited Edition book.
The included fine-art pigment-on-paper print is printed on Moab Somerset Museum Rag 300gsm paper and is hand signed.
I hope that you enjoy the photographs, insights and field notes from this project into the frozen world of Melrakki – the Arctic fox.
Photographs and Text by Joshua Holko
Approximate Dimensions: 22cm x 30 cm
96 pages (over 50 photographs + field notes)
The photo book & the print are together in a protective cloth sleeve