Sami Bill

Photographer & Videoartist

Aapa

Photographies // 2020    C-Print

Located at the foot of the fells, and between wide areas of taiga forest the Aapa bogs are fed by small streams. It is a typical landscape of the boreal subarctic zones. Partly networked, arched small ramparts that are about 20 to 40 inches high, forming a strand-like pattern. Aapa bogs are habitats for many birds. Among them the whooper swan or the 'Kuukkeli', the Siberian Jay, who lives in the borderzone to the forest. He is a lucky charm and is considered a 'soul bird' in the belief of indigenous Sámi people.