This photo of a foggy forest in Bear Country, Newfoundland, Canada is without a doubt one of our favorite photos in the Hugo Wilmar Family Archive.
Foggy forest in morning light
The photo was undoubtedly taken in the morning. The backlight through the trees and the low mist between the hills creates a magical spectacle.
Even in black and white, this one photo delivers tremendous sensory perception. Somewhat gloomy, and yet still scene. The silhoet of the trees is a stark contrast to the soft morning mist.
The photo is the odd one out. It is one of the few private photos from the family archive. Although Hugo Wilmar did take more photos during this period, this part of his biography has been underexposed. It is plausible, however, that Hugo Wilmar, on the basis of the experience he has gained in these years, eventually Disney has been adopted.
The photo was taken in the fall of 1953. Hugo Wilmar was then studying wildlife management at the University of wisconsin.
Hugo Wilmar did an internship in 1953 at the “Department of Natural Resources“. For them he studied the migration behavior of Elk.
Hugo lived in a log cabin North of Cormack for a period of five months.