The Arctic Circle's aurora borealis (named by Galileo in 1619 after the Roman god of dawn and the Ancient Greek for northern wind) are caused by the interaction of the solar winds and the earth’s magnetosphere at more than 60 miles above the earth's surface, despite them looking rather nearer.
In 1859 in Boston you could read a newspaper at one o’clock in the morning, but photographing auroras is extremely difficult, not least because the results are unpredictable, and it takes stratospheric levels of technology, expert skill and dedication.
Andrew Machon's years of dedication to produce these Northern Lights images compares favourably with Richard Weston’s with minerals, and we are pleased to offer Andrew’s images exclusively for scarves.
This image repetition of hard rocks with soft lights creates what we think is a wonderful scarf in this long format. We hope you agree.