Brice Portolano is a talented 25 years old photographer and adventurer currently based in Paris, France. Brice studied fine arts at la Sorbonne and photography at les Gobelins. For his project “Arctic Love”, Portolano captured amazing photos of Finnish dog whisperer Tinja Myllykangas at her home in Lapland. Since 2008, Tinja has been living off the grid in northern Finland, where she raises huskies, horses, and wolf dogs.
Brice’s work has been featured in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, The Daily Mail UK, STERN, the Independent, Outside Magazine, l’OBS, VSD, Skylife Magazine, Esquire Russia and many others.
With over half of the world’s population living un urban areas, man has never been so disconnected from nature and the open spaces. Through the photography project “No Signal” started in 2013, Brice Portolano documents the return of mon to nature in the western world and the reflexions surrounding this issue.
He photographs the daily life of men and women who have chosen to live through different values and go bock to a simpler lifestyle: without cutting themselves off from society nor avoiding new technologies, these people question some of the basic values of the western world and feel the need to reconnect strongly with nature in their daily lives.
Started in March 2013 with the story “Back to The Land”, this project documents the lives of 5 individuals and their relationship with nature in order to establish a rich testimony of these destinies, both very different and deeply similar at the same time. Being part of the most urbanized continents, Europe (73%) and North America (82%) are the set of this project from the archipelagos of southeast-Alaska to the forests of Finnish Lapland.
– Brice Portolano