The Kingdom of Norway is my country of birth, and the place where I grew up. Norway is a very cold place, and for more than half of the time also a very dark place, a lonely place. There is light, vibrancy, and warmth as well, but what makes Norway unique and magical is the cold, the snow, the darkness. Through my work as a photographer and as a coordinator for Japanese television I have had the privilege of frequent visits to the Northern part of Norway, where the darkness and the cold, the loneliness and the beauty are at their most concentrated.