Some of the most dramatic landscapes in America are the hardest to actually experience—whether thanks to hordes of tourists or time limits, visiting a natural wonder can feel like a cattle call. That's why Reuben Wu, the Chicago-based photographer, chooses to go in the dead of night.
It’s not hard to make the arctic beautiful. But the observatories, abandoned factories, and shipwrecks scattered across its white expanse? That’s tougher. For landscape photographer Reuben Wu, that was exactly the allure of the arctic archipelago of Svalbard.