Avanto = Hole in the Ice

The polar plunge has always been popular in Finland, even in the darkest of winter nights you can find male and female, young and old huddled up together in a hot Sauna getting ready for the frozen swim.  Swimming in the icy lakes does you good spiritually and physically.  It takes some Sisu (a Finnish perseverance and courage) to dive into the dark cold water but it leaves you feeling refreshed and calm, take it from me - I did it, too.  I made a lot of new friends last winter in Tampere, Finland where I shot my latest series of personal images "Avanto". Please check out the film about the swimmers,too.  Music for the film by my son Julian Jones.