Posts tagged Iceland Wedding Photographer
Iceland Honeymoon Adventure / Rahul & Manju

We have grown up in different cultures, but it happened that Rahul and I have each found our way to Iceland in the past years and were touched deeply by its beauty. When he was deciding where to go for honeymoon with his wife Manjusha, it was clear for him that he wanted bring her to this mystic island.

We spent a lot of time in the car together and had a really unforgettable time on our way through snowy hills, lava fields and breezy mountains...

 

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Iceland Adventures / Shot on film

Three years ago on this day we arrived in Iceland for the first time.

I knew that this was going to be kind of a life changing experience even before we left our home and I wanted to bring back home images that will remind me how it felt like to be there.

I knew that digital camera probably won't be the best option for that, because I'd be posing the photos a lot more, keep looking at the screen all the time, bring home thousands of photos and tone them with presets (another layer of a pose), and so what I'd end up with would be more a product of sitting at home in front of a computer, rather than photos that would be actually created on the island. However, I didn't have that much experience with shooting film so I could easily end up with coming back with only memories in my mind. That was a risk, but also a part of the fun. I didn't come to Iceland to make cool photos, but to learn why is it that this place resonates with me so much.

Majority of these photos were shot on my 60 years old Leica M3, I was mostly guessing the exposure and going for a grainy underexposed feel. Some photos were shot on a Pentax 67 and some on a Polaroid 250 or SX-70. Everything here was shot on film...

 

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Glowing Sun, Búðir Bridal Editorial on film / Iceland Wedding Photographer

It's 7 pm, we have just come home from Sigur Rós show in Linz and their amazing concert teleported me mentally back to lava fields, sulphur smelling creeks and landscape filled with smiling horses.

I want to show you a series of photos that I shot in Búðir, Snæfellsnes Peninsula earlier this year as a bridal editorial with beautiful Petrúnella Kristjánsdóttir, who was just such an amazing model and looked gorgeous in an ethereal dress by ODIVI/SOBJE, and my friend Rinat, with whom I can discuss art for hours. I thank you guys.

The atmosphere of the day was really extraordinary and I wanted to show in my images the feel of the day as it went from blue sky through stormy clouds later in the afternoon to rainbow catharsis at the end. I knew that film is going to help me create more honest images so I shot it all on Kodak Portra and Tri-X films. Again my dear Carmencita Film Lab did all the scanning. I also hope that this series would show my genuine love for this country...

 

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The Nicest Swim In All The Mountains Of The World / Seljavallalaug Pool

"It was built around 1923 by a local farmer who wanted to teach young people how to swim. There were streams of geothermal water flowing from the mountains and the guys used it to fill the pool, it's all natural," an old Viking king of guy told me as we were enjoying the warm water and the views around and went on: "The first time I swam in the pool was over 30 years ago and over the years I used to work on this place. You're very lucky because if you came tomorrow, the pool would be empty. Later today people will come to clean it. They only do this once a year and you just came right before they do it, so we're the last guys to swim here for a few weeks..."

 

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