Alaskan Winters by Ben Huff in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

Winters in Fairbanks can be brutal. It isn’t uncommon to have long stretches of -40 f degree temperatures. In the depths of winter, its imperative that you have a sense of humor. This photo gets to that Alaskan quirkiness that I love so much.

Name:Ben Huff

Place you live: Juneau, Alaska

Place your photo was taken: Fairbanks, Alaska

Occupation: photographer/teacher

Preoccupation: Exploring

A perfect day in Alaska? In the depths of winter – its being in a warm remote cabin, or someone’s home, with too much wine, good laughs, and good friends.

For the visitor? Summers are magical, but to get to the heart of why this place is special – you have to come in the winter.

A perfect meal in Alaska? King Salmon – on the grill, wrapped in foil. No condiments, just cooking in the oil from its own fat.

A locals only tip: When in doubt, head north.

A little known fact about where you live? We have a lot of secrets, but we like to keep it that way.

Your favorite place in the world? I’ll borrow the words of Robert Adams (and paraphrase) – ‘with a pocket full of film, and good light, anywhere can be perfect.’