Ophelia 2049

Photography and words by Jonas Dyhr Rask

It happens every 20 years or so, that a tropical hurricane takes a different path through the atlantic, and instead of dying out over Greenland, it goes sightseeing in northern europe. Hurricane Ophelia recently took this path. It blew over Ireland, but it dragged along a cloud of the Sahara sands mixed with smoke from wildfires in Portugal. 

Three incidents all mixed into one coherent point in time. On October 16th, 2017 around 4 o'clock in the afternoon it rolled over London. What immediately followed was a light so different, so outer-worldly, that it looked like the coming of the Apocalypse.