In March 2015 I was invited to be the first international photographer to visit the Diavik Diamond Mine, situated at latitude 64 Degrees North in Canada's Northwest Territories, one of the world's most isolated and inhospitable environments.

It was a fascinating trip to a cold, desolate and stunningly beautiful part of the world.

As with most of my work I shot the project on traditional film, using both a medium-format camera and also a 5x4 field camera. . . working like this in an environment where temperatures regularly drop below -40 was very challenging but I felt that the mine and the surrounding landscape demanded a camera that would be able to convey their true sense of scale.