September 18th, 2012
September 1st, 2011
© Caleb Cain Marcus. Above: “Perito Moreno, Plate I, Patagonia, 2010.”
Caleb Cain Marcus’s new book, A Portrait of Ice, depicts the glaciers of Patagonia, Iceland, Norway, New Zealand and Alaska. It is accompanied with essays by curator and critic Marvin Heiferman and Robin Bell, a senior researcher at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
While on a trip to Patagonia, Marcus began to think about the role of a horizon. “As the boat that crossed Lake Argentino swayed back and forth, I thought about the oppression created by the lack of a horizon in an urban environment and what would happen if there was no visible horizon in the open space. What would happen if it vanished?,” he asks. To create a successful photograph he believes, “The preconceived line between the artist’s vision and what the subject resonates blurs until the influence from artist and subject can no longer be distinguished.” - courtesy of Caleb Cain Marcus.
September 21st, 2010
© Patrice Schreyer.
For more than 10 years Swiss photographer Patrice Schreyer has photographed for the worldwide outdoor press. He also works for corporate clients like the well-known Swiss watch manufactures Girard-Perregaux and Jeanrichard. Occasionally, he goes to Iceland to switch gears and work on personal projects.
April 26th, 2010
All Photos © Robert B. Haas. Bergs and boulders form islands of ice and rock in the basin of the Red Glacier, Alaska.
Since 2002, Robert B. Haas has focused exclusively on aerial photography in a quest to capture the grandeur of all Earth’s large landmasses from the air. “Through the Eyes of the Vikings,” released today, is the third book in his collection. Hass, who previously transformed vistas of African and Latin American landscapes and cityscapes, has focused his lens on the regions that transect the Arctic Circle—Alaska, northern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Finland—which he photographed over a three-year period. This book tells a story about an endangered, raw region whose astonishing beauty is worth preserving for its own sake, and whose precarious fate will impact the entire planet.
April 21st, 2010
|Black Church, Budir Iceland, April 2007. © David Bram
In April of 2007, David Bram, photographer and editor/founder of Fraction Magazine spent 10 days in Iceland. A number of the Bram’s Icelandic photographs were exhibited at the photo-eye Bookstore, Santa Fe, in November 2009. To see more images from the project, please visit his website.
All Photos © Julia Staples.
Julia Staples, an Icelandic photographer, traveled to the foot of the volcano on occasion; the accompanying photographs are the result of one such trip. Julia tells us, “No matter how hard the human will try to blanket himself from the world, from nature and its chaotic and destructive powers, he throughout his lifetime is repeatedly reminded that he indeed stands powerless against it; that he is merely clinging on to an illusion of controlling his environment and destiny. One such timely reminder is the Eyjafjallajökull glacier eruption. It is the second volcanic eruption Iceland has seen within the scope of a month, and while its capacity for destruction and disruption is vast, it is considered a small eruption, and it has yet to claim a single human life. And it is absolutely wonderful to look at.”