NORTHLETTERS MAGAZINE NL1 throws a light on the Nordic, its stories, its nature, its culture and soul. We meet young adventurers, writers and photographers that come from the North, live in the North, travel through the North or made typical nordic decisions towards a mindful life. The North uncovers the inner calm and hidden truths about ourselves. NL1 is a guide to better understand how we can nurture and improve our state of mind and the world we have built around us.

Through photography and written words, this magazine brings together the unmistakably Nordic ideas, feelings and ways of thinking. We meet artists that all feel some pull to the North, it influences their work and lives. We go for a winter walk through the nature of Copenhagen with Lise Ulrich, we get to know Iceland with Morgane Erpicum and Frederique Peckelsen, we learn about Alexander Kopitz, a bear researcher in the Arctic, or discover the mindfulness in waking up every morning with Sisilia Tiseli and her deep sense for the everyday beauty.

NL1 focuses on the Nordic winter as something you can sense: the colours, the light, the dark, the cold, the fog, the atmosphere and thoughts. The Nordic winter let you sense the magnitude of the North, its pride, its dominance that let you humbly accept that a single human being is always connected to a sublime and mighty fortitude. This insight draws you to more inner calmness and to celebrate daily life more with all its seemingly negligible details.

A sneek peak into NL1 magazine:

Contributors of NL 1:

Lise Ulrich

Mikael Lundblad

Morgane Erpicum

Gustav Willeit

Alexander Kopatz

Frederique Peckelsen

Kim Høltermand

Eeva Mäkinen

Jon West

Caleb Gaskins

Josh Kempinaire

Mia Nguyen

Norbert von Niman

Minna Rissanen

Fran Mart

Michael Schauer

Kristoffer Vaikla

Elmoon Iraola

Linus Bergman

Petros Koublis

Matthew Leonard

Olga Segura

Sisilia Tiseli

Katherine Heath

Rowan Collins

Domonique Wiseman

Samuel Han Park

Davide Rostirolla

Details: softcover edition, paper: FSC Certificate, pages: 276
price: 26,00

About the Publisher:

Melanie Kettner was born in Switzerland and grew up in Italy, before moving to the North for University. She studied psycho-linguistic, art-history and history of mentality. Before starting to work with her husband in their agency, she was a psychological coach for many years. She loves meditation and the Feng Shui philosophy: Not to keep to much and too old stuff in our hearts & minds, living in a soul nourishing surrounding. And this way NORTHLETTERS developed: to a place where the readers get positive vibes for their souls, when reading this magazine in the morning with their first coffee…..

About the Creative Director:

Thomas Kettner is a renowned Photographer, Creative Director, Film Director, CEO and Publisher, born in 1960 in Germany and grown up in South Africa. He is working worldwide for more than 30 years for fashion and advertising clients like Boss, Pierre Cardin, Givenchy, Cerrutti, or Mercedes Benz. Decorated with numerous international awards for more than 3 decades, he is used to support young emerging photographers he believes in. He was member of the board of the German Association of Freelance Photographers and Filmmakers for more than 10 years.


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Editor in Chief: Melanie Kettner
Creative Direction: Thomas Kettner
Publication Design: Jonas Schwartz

Published in Hamburg, Germany
Printed by DHW, Druckhaus Waiblingen