Dylan Lucas Gordon Seeks Adventure in the Russian Arctic Circle

All images by Dylan Lucas Gordon. Used with Creative Commons permission.

If you’re craving for an adventure, we have just the right stuff to inspire you with some wanderlust. In his playful and stunning photo diary, California-based photographer Dylan Lucas Gordon shares what went down during his trip to the Russian Arctic Circle in search of waves to surf and concrete to skate.

Russia is home to some of the most extreme places in the planet. “Raw, Cold, Barren…” Dylan himself said, yet he and his companions thought it was also one of the best places to look for unique experiences. Their chosen destination to make their journey – the Russian Arctic Circle. They eventually found that it was “…beautiful, enlightening, full of adventure.” For anyone who’s ever been curious about this side of the world, he’s got some pretty interesting stuff to show us.

The Russia Runaway Club, as he called it, is about “explorations of an underbelly of the Arctic Circle.” There, they searched for “waves to surf & concrete to skate” as well as other stuff adventures are made of — “vodka, fires, frozen Trans-Siberian rides, hostile warmth, tundras and deserted villages, rockets, countless beers, and bone-chilling swims, and waterfalls” to name a few. Sounds like one hell of a trip, especially when there’s also some “driving in circles in search of something and nothing.” Dylan took home the most amazing travel photos as proof.

The photos are definitely adventure-packed and full of fun, whether in color or black and white. However, among the most striking features of Dylan’s travel diary is his choice to do in-camera double exposures using his Nikon D5. This definitely added an extra dimension and made his travel snaps more eye-catching.

If you enjoyed Dylan Lucas Gordon’s Soviet snaps, you’ll find more of his adventure-packed and wanderlust-inducing photography on his website and Behance portfolio.