The Spiritual Dimensions of the High Arctic

During every visit to the Arctic I return grateful for the life deepening experiences I receive. Nature is so close and so vast. In this amazing silence and space, I feel gratitude for life-in-abundance stimulated from the scarce and sometimes hostile environment. It is also about the daily experience of freedom empowered by a self…

fotoespresso: Winterexpedition Baikalsee

Meine Passion für Reisen ins Innere des wahren Winters führt mich gemeinsam mit zwei Freunden nach Sibirien, an den tiefsten See der Welt: den Baikal. Ende Februar machten wir uns von Irkutsk aus auf den Weg, begleitet von einem russischen Guide als Dolmetscher und Organisator lokaler Verkehrsmittel. Die arktiserprobten Kameras Nikon D750 und Sony Alpha…

Sortebrae-Friendships

Photo by Marco Nescher, 2018     Have you heard about Sortebrae-friendships? Can glaciers of cold and frozen matter create friendships? Just search on the Internet for “Sortebrae” and you will come across a few hits, mainly references to scientific papers on the ice dynamics of this large East Greenland outlet glacier at 69° northern…

Frozen Latitudes: Vom fotografischen Herzensprojekt zum eigenen Bildband

Sandra Petrowitz berichtet über die Entstehungsgeschichte, Hintergründe und Erfahrungen des Buchprojektes FROZEN LATITUDES im fotoespresso 3/20. Freier Download unter www.fotoespresso.de! »Manchmal musst ein Wagnis eingehen«, sagt Ruhsam. »Sonst liegst halt im Bett und stirbst. Auch fad.« Vom Foto zum Fine Art Print, von Reiseeindrücken zum Fotobuch: Viele Fotografen möchten ihre Bilder nicht nur am Bildschirm…

Torradagar – A Faroe Islands Winter Experience

Winter experience at the Faroe Islands’ cultural Torradagar event

Frühstück mit Ludmilla und Andrej

Über den wahren Winter am Baikalsee   Am Weg durch die sibirisch-kalte Winternacht zu einem verlassenen Dorf an der Ostküste des tiefsten Sees der Welt – dem Baikalsee – erleben drei Austro-Norwegische Freunde die Kälte und Schönheit des sibirischen Winters, hören das Atmen des meterdicken Eises, queren den See von West nach Ost über seine…

Kann man Winter riechen?

Was macht einen Winter aus? Woran erkennt man, dass Winter ist? Kann man Winter riechen und schmecken? Bericht aus dem Winter im hohen Norden der Frozen Latitudes in “Land der Berge”.

Bilder von der scheinbar unendlichen Weite der Arktis

Interview von ZEITjUNG.de mit Landschaftsfotograf Christoph Ruhsam über seine Passion für die Kälte der FROZEN LATITUDES, seine Arktisexpeditionen und die Motivation darüber zu berichten: https://www.zeitjung.de/bilder-von-der-scheinbar-unendlichen-weite-der-arktis/

Fundamental Change

A number of scientists who have actually been working with sea ice measurement had predicted some years ago that the retreat of Arctic summer sea ice would accelerate as it is part of a fundamental change. The same applies to the land ice masses like the Greenlandic ice sheet.

TV-Interview about FROZEN LATITUDES

TV interview in “Mittag in Österreich” with Christoph Ruhsam and Wolfgang Schöner about the fine art photo book FROZEN LATITUDES and the impact of global warming on the High Arctic (in German).

Die Ästhetik der FROZEN LATITUDES

Man schrieb das Jahr 1990, als uns die Durchquerung der westgrönländischen Halbinsel Nuugssuaq die Morphologie des Eises als ästhetisches Phänomen bewusst werden ließ.

Unwrapping Frozen Latitudes

Sitting on a Grass Roof Enjoying a Wienerwald Spring morning on the grass roof of our shed   I could see a parcel delivery van turning into our side road and stopping in front of our house. On the parcel I spotted the letters “Seltmann PrintArt” and knew it was the delivery of the first…

Frozen Latitudes become real

Printing Frozen Latitudes Here in Lüdenscheid, Germany, the fine arts print company Seltmann Printart has started today with the print production of Frozen Latitudes. I’m here to sign-off the individual print sheets and fine tune the color settings. We are printing on a Heidelberg Speedmaster printer which is filling a whole hall of the print…

The Passion for The Cold

Interview with Christoph Ruhsam about his passion for The Cold and why he is publishing his Arctic experiences in the fine art photo book FROZEN LATITUDES (in German).

The Mystical Aurora Borealis

Since 30 years I travel to the High Arctic. If there is one thing that blows my mind every time and is like a dream come true, it must be witnessing the colorful Aurora Borealis in the Night Sky. The cold Arctic air allows us to witness colors of an incredible intensity. On each of…

Hello, I’m Christoph.

I’m Christoph, as passionate photographer of Pure Landscapes, focusing on the Arctic and how it is impacted by global warming. Aside my main occupation in the IT industry I’m engaged with the Austrian Polar Research Institute, where I voluntarily take care of public relations and social media. I live in beautiful Austria and I call…

Global warming impacts Arctic Wild Life

Since decades (around 30 years), I travel to the High Arctic. Unlike the stay-at-home-theorists, I experienced this vast environment first hand for many times. Here is what I saw regarding the global warming effects. And sometimes, it breaks my heart to see the beauty fade. We often traveled across the High Arctic by foot. During…

Remotest Inuit Community

Since 30 years, I travel to the High Arctic. One of the many amazing experiences was, when we visited the remotest village on earth. The photos and texts in this Blog can be found in my Book “Frozen Latitudes”, where I collected the best photos and stories of my life. It was a real winter…

Best Investment of my Life

Since 30 years, I travel to the High Arctic. It would be an understatement if I’d say that this time has formed my life, mind and Soul. Here is, how it all started, and why I come back every time and share my experiences with the world. My wife Ursi and I, along with our friend Martin, once…