“I went to Switzerland to visit Mario, a friend of mine. I don’t know where we went or what it was called; I could probably find it on a map by retracing our steps, but we just started driving toward the mountains. As we were getting closer, I became interested in going as far as we could. There’s a gondola that takes people up into the mountains, but it was closing for the day when we got there, meaning that we found ourselves alone in this beautiful mountain opening. We decided to climb even farther up on the side of the mountain, which is where this picture was taken. We spotted the rock that appears in the photo from the valley—I’m unsure how far it was but it must’ve taken us 45 minutes to walk up there. It was cloudy and I wanted to capture the foggy light going through. We were shooting there for a while as the sun was setting. This particular shot—which ended up being the final one—was taken right at the end, after we’d finished. It’d gotten dark, there was red powder everywhere and then arose a moment where the sun came all the way around and set on the mountain in front of us. We’d brought some camping gear, so we walked down to a lake and stayed there for the night. We woke up at five the next morning with no one around. It was such an amazing experience—I’d just flown in from London the day before. Having gone from being in the middle of the city to such a remote, incredible location and sharing this great experience was something truly special.” — Bertil Nilsson is a visual artist working within photography and filmmaking. He often collaborates closely with dancers and circus artists and draws inspiration from the human form, nature and modernist architecture. Naturally by Bertil Nilsson is available now. TwitterFacebookPinterest Naturally by Bertil Nilsson is available now. Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Fashion Issue 19 The Heat of the Moment Wide eyes, tense muscles, goose-bumped skin and sweat-dotted brows. Fashion Issue 19 This Tall to Ride Amusement parks offer us a taste of danger as sweet as cotton candy.