Voitto and the Eagle
Woodlabo invited me in early september to capture his woodlight « the eagle collection ». It is the essence of his inspiration that he wishes to transcribe, finnish islands. What a great opportunity to experience the fusion of design and adventure.
As soon as arrived, Gael takes me to scouts the islands, for the takes. Every day we sail from one island to another and return to Voitto. I constantly feel that an eagle follows us and that Voitto does not lose sight of our peregrinations. When we return it always appears at the end of the pontoon, we go up to warm up around a cafe, to tell him about our last adventure.
It’s 5:00 in the morning. The stars are reflected in this calm sea. The islands fly into this black, infinite space. The roar of the engine takes us off. We oscillate between the islands.Gael no longer needs the map, he knows the way. The cold wind strikes our faces and reminds us that all this is real. They eventually appear. Their warm light calls us. We quietly get closer. Here they are, standing on these thousand-year-old rocks. Waiting for us …
To discover the Eagle collection and rediscover the Appollo, go to woodlabo.com.
Photography and text: Alfred Cromback