Jeroen Toirkens – Borealis


Title: Borealis Cassette
Trees and people of the northern forest
Authors: Jeroen Toirkens & Jelle Brandt Corstius


Borealis Cassette

A limited collectors edition with eight unique items from our travels to the forest. Including the book, signed fine-art prints by Jeroen and two essays by Jelle. Together in a beautifully crafted birch wooden box. Numbered 001/500 to 500/500 and all signed.

'You never know what you might encounter. There are snakes and bears. From time to time you find yourself picking raspberries from the same bush as a bear. But we leave each other in peace. You have to respect the forest and the animals. The forest feeds you, gives you oxygen. What more do you need? ~ Tonya Tugushin, Russia

Photographer Jeroen Toirkens and writer Jelle Brandt Corstius have researched the stories of the boreal forests, a band of mainly coniferous trees that extends across Europe, Asia and North America, and the people who inhabit them. At a time when the effects of climate change can be seen and felt clearly, there is an urgent need to share these stories.

The book is published in conjunction with the exhibitions Borealis, life in the woods at Fotomuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands, Jan-May 2021 and Anchorage Museum, Alaska, United States, June-Oct 2021


Title: Borealis Cassette
trees and people of the northern forest
Authors: Jeroen Toirkens & Jelle Brandt Corstius
Size cassette: 378 x 287 x 97 mm / Birchwood and masurbjörk
Cassette: design&production Thomas Peters
Book design: Wout de Vringer
Language: English, Dutch
Pages: 256 pages / 140 photos in duotone and full color
Size book: 320 x 250 mm / hardcover with dust wrap/foldout poster
Dust wrap/foldout poster: 710 x 810 mm
FSC-certified papers

Limited Collectors Edition 500 includes:

• A handmade, numbered birch wood cassette
• Edition 500, numbered 001/500 to 500/500
• A Signed book Borealis, trees and people of the northern forest
• A signed and numbered fine-art print 21x25cm
• 7 small signed fine-art prints 10x10cm
• Two unique booklets with short stories by Jelle Brandt Corstius
• 4 suprises from the forest

Plant a Tree

Trees for Life will plant a tree in our grove in Glen Affric, Scotland on your behalf. In this way you help to rewild the Scottish highlands.
More information on our page at Trees for Life borealis-project-trees-for-life-page.

Jeroen Toirkens - Borealis