From the series 'Arkhangelsk' taken whilst working in Arkhangelsk, Russia in 2011. Temperatures went as low as minus 40 degrees and the occasional day off I had I was wrapped from head to foot and my breath froze on my scarf. The only relief from the cold were the plentiful cafes with delicious tea, coffee and tasty cakes. The trouble with being a photographer was the need to take of my huge sheepskin mittens to take photographs which meant agony when my hands defrosted again. The pain was worth it though.