Kökar, a small island in the Åland archipelago of Finland, has been inhabited since medieval times. The people made their living largely by fishing for herring and selling salted herring on the mainland. This challenging way of life is largely in the past, but each image tells the story of the forces that formed the island and the lives of the people who have made their living from the seas of the archipelago. The nordic light captures the essence of the land and sea.