Imagine that someone who has travelled all over the world chooses to settle down in Boliden, just outside Skellefteå, in Swedish Lapland. Why? You might wonder. Well, it’s because Boliden is the best place on earth. That is if you ask Neil and Julia Crighton.
We’re sitting in the photo gallery, drinking coffee. For six years ago the highly reputable photographer Neil Crighton and his wife Julia decided to move to Boliden, a small mining town in Swedish Lapland.
– This is the perfect place, says Julia, and Neil nods. We used to say we would have come here sooner, while the children were small.
The sun shines through the gallery’s large windows and beautifully lights the photos hanging on the walls.