At the intersection between Norway, Russia, and the open ocean, the midnight light of high summer can so often deceive.
Unlike the isolated island town of Vardo, this small city, only 50 miles south across the sea, sits near land borders with Russia, to the east, and Finland, to the west.
Seeking warmth among historic monasteries in the weeks before Romania joined the European Union.
Journeying west to east as ideas and identities struggle to take root in the Asian arc of Turkey.
Between expression and repression during darkening days at the geographic center of Europe.
Writer Tom Haines reflects on the origins of a year at the edge.