Iceland – remote Nordic island of majestic beauty, dramatic volcanic landscapes, and vast open skies. Iceland – home of resilient people, home of hidden people. Iceland – Shangri-La for nature lovers, landscape photographers, and most definitely the contemporary Instagrammer.
What follows is a visual account of my short 5-day photographic road trip through Iceland in early September 2017. I was short on time, had an ambitious itinerary, and therefore ended up driving some 1'800 km, from the coastal Westfjords all the way to eastern Iceland and back. I love driving, it’s meditative and such a good way for me to develop a feeling for a place I haven’t been to before. Exploring, experiencing, and shooting like this is somehow aligned with the essence of who I am as a photographer, a traveller, and a free spirit.
I loved capturing the different moods, from gloomy, dark and stormy weather in the West to a very sunny morning near Vatnajökull National Park in the Northeast. A symphony of unusual shapes and beautiful hues. Touched by the vastness, the silence, and the sublime beauty I felt elated and privileged to be there.
Shot on 35mm film, a DSLR, and an iPhone 6s.