Although the cold winter might not have come as soon as usual, the clocks have gone back and we’re preparing to buckle down for the darker months. Whether you’re finishing off work on Christmas projects or looking at how to distill the wider winter season into your themes or colour palettes, gathering inspiration from the natural world is an excellent place to start.

Swedish photographer Gabriel Isak’s portfolio is a masterclass in capturing the fairytale quality of winter. There’s a melancholy in his work - he uses photography as a means of exploring his own depression, he tells The Creators Project - but there’s also a strong sense of magic, achieved both by surreal, minimalist compositions, but also an awe for the beautiful landscapes he uses both as protagonists and backdrops.

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