Simen Johan was born in Kirkenes, in the far north of Norway. Some of his work emulates traditional nature photography, and there’s some intended irony in that. But there’s also sincerity, because Simen really does enjoy making beautiful images of nature. Beauty alone, though, doesn’t echo his experience of the world, which is more complex and multilayered. In Simen's versions of “nature photography” darker qualities are also included.