Bluie East Two, an unexpected surprise

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During my trip to East-Greenland, I joined several boat trips to explore the region. One trip was heading to the Knut Rasmussen glacier and included two stops. The first stop appeared to be Bluie East Two. I didn’t know anything about the airfield and was overwhelmed by its first impressions.

We stayed there for just one hour, which was way too short for me. The rusting vehicles in the remote landscape created a surreal sight. I searched for the most interesting compositions and made my shots without using a tripod. I tried to make the most out of the limited time.

Back home I started collecting information about the airfield. Resources were limited, but I learned about the presence of the United States in Greenland during World War II.

I regret the pollution caused by the remnants of Bluie East Two, but my visit and its unknown story have inspired me to focus on photographing historic landscapes.

Project: Bluie East Two