This winter trip to
Iceland has been a constant struggle with the elements,
the first days
of January of this 2020 were in fact marked by unexpected ice storms
all over the island, closed roads and airports, continuous changes to
the itinerary and the inevitable effort to cope with polar
have kept me company for my entire stay in this land.
All combined with
the fact of the scarcity of light in this period of the year meant that
I produced the reportage painted with the coldest colors that I have
the technical difficulties of making these images I have to say that
the trip to Iceland was, despite the weather, a beautiful experience.
I had the chance to explore boundless lands covered by ice, mystical
scenarios, day and night, characterized by a continuous change in
weather and light conditions.
I discovered and explored the twilight light of the Arctic dawn, when
everything is tinged with a intense blue and each scenario takes on a
Maintaining the base in Reykjavik, I explored the hinterland in the
Ŝingvellir park where the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia meet,
creating mythical scenarios, characterized by valleys and mountains, by
cracks in the earth's crust, by imposing waterfalls.
I then went hunting for northern lights in the north of the country,
despite the bad weather it was possible to see and photograph them
during a short window of clear sky in the icy Icelandic night.
The night exploration also offered interesting scenarios photographed
with a long exposure, where night and day seem to merge thanks to the
light of the full moon and each space takes on a magical atmosphere.
Pingvellir national park
in the point where tectonic
Nightlife in Reykjavik
Keflavik airport re-opening
after a snow storm
Buildings in Reykjavik
port area pictured during the blue light hour
Reykjvik is a fascinating city, in some ways it resembles an outpost in
the Arctic circle, for others it is a cosmopolitan capital of design
It is pleasant
to take refuge in the cafes, with refined and
curious settings, to warm up after a day spent in the
The lack of light creates a fascinating
atmosphere and the city
is always shrouded in mystery illuminated by neon signs that warm the
environment with bright colors.
Nice to visit its historic places, where
cooking, music, art, design
and social initiatives come together, creating curious and highly
Frozen trucks on the
road to Pingvellir
The laundromat cafe
Shipyards in Reykjavik
port at night
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on the great
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curiosities picturing places, activities and human subjects at work.
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