There was a glorious time in history when fur trading gentlemen with gnarly beards ventured deep into the wilds of North America to procure high end goods desired by civilized culture around the world. The word ‘Hivernant’ is french for ‘winterer’, and was the title earned by a french fur trader once he graduated to spending a winter out in the wild places. Hivernant was a title of pride, respect and status among these men.
I don't expect you to believe that I've spent a winter out in a canvas tent somewhere. Well, being based in Minnesota we do all start wearing shorts when the temperature creeps up to 45 degrees. No really...it's part of the Minnesota MySpace page...it's not? well, it should be.
My name is Zak Fellman: I has a gnarly beard, fine art/writing degree, and mad skillz at getting caught in the rain. Also an affinity for quality goods, a love for the ridiculous and have trouble sitting on my butt for too long.
As an artist HVRNT is a place to pursue and share my art projects. A graduation from the fridge in the kitchen if you will.
Photos by Gareth Ponzak@hvrnt.com