I’ve been posting these photos up all over my social media feed lately; these are images I’ve made in Photoshop from photographs I have taken during my many visits to Iceland over the years. Ever since the first time I went to Iceland it has struck me how the landscape can be represented by bands of colour, from the green of the aurora in the sky through the white snow-capped mountains and glaciers, the bare black rock, the green (or brown) of the grass and the black sand beaches that lead into the deep blue-grey of the north Atlantic ocean. Continue reading Impressions of Iceland
You may have seen an article recently about the last cheeseburger sold by McDonald’s in Iceland doing the rounds – initially published on the website of Icelandic newspaper MorgunblaÃ°iÃ° and theÂ ReykjavÃk Grapevine, it soon spread to the Huffington Post and eventually made it onto the websites of the Daily Mail, the Mirror, and others.
Apart from MorgunblaÃ°iÃ° and the Grapevine, however, none of the publications in question bothered to contact HjÃ¶rtur SmÃ¡rason, the person who purchased said burger; instead reprinting a quotation fromÂ the time he handed the burger over to the Museum of Iceland, in 2012. I managed to perform aÂ task seemingly beyond the world’s media, and tracked HjÃ¶rtur down, admittedly not difficult given that (a) he is a good friend of mine and (b) as he points out on his Facebook profile, he is the only person in the history of the world to have that name.Â Here’s what he had to say about the whole fuss. Continue reading EXCLUSIVE! An interview with the Icelandic McDonald’s burger man
Well, I certainly do, but I’m not going to.
In place of an end-of-year list or restrospective post, I thought I’d writeÂ a few words about one of my favourite photos from the year; not just to look at, but probably one of the most enjoyable to shoot…
For Iceland Airwaves this year I was looking to try something different, so I approached Icelandic band RÃ¶kkurrÃ³ (whose keyboardist, Helga, lives in London and is involved in my Icelanders in London project) and suggested following them around the festivalÂ with the aim of creating a photo diary of their Airwaves. They agreed without hesitation, and I ended up having a great time with these lovely people. Here is a small selection of photos from the week. Continue reading Behind the scenes with RÃ¶kkurrÃ³ at Iceland Airwaves