Having spent some of the prior day at wandering at an inconspicuous glacier lagoon, I ran into another photographer that mentioned Jökulsárlón had been 'clogged up' by a wind storm a few days prior. So while on my way to Guesthouse Gerdi, I checked in. Yes, the lagoon was still visually stunning, but photographically a mess. For any future travelers, Guesthouse Gerdi is one of the closer places to the lagoon, often you'll find a gaggle of photographers there as they hope for interesting weather over the lagoon. With everything considered, my focus was drawn to the black beaches along the ocean.Read More
The lovely Willow Theatre, designed in collaboration between Tim Lai & Brad Steinmetz, and that I photographed in Cardiff Wales has really been getting some press. First on ArchDaily, now on DesignBoom. My thanks to both of them.
Much of the previous day was spent surround by darkness either on the black beaches of Vik or on the pitch black drive to Skaftafell. When I arrived at my hotel, I was too late for their dinner service and left with a choice. Eat at the gas station across the street or go hungry. Turns out their mushroom soup was delicious.
After a long day I was ready collapse. I headed to my room to find...it was still dirty from the person before me. Gross. Got a new room, this time it was thankfully clean. I proceed to commence with my nightly activities. Charge this, charge that, have cheap Amazon adapters fail, tried to blog, discovered there was no wifi to my room, etc. Smaller than a shoebox, I didn't like this room, not one bit.Read More
Alexandra Lange asks is this the "Moment for the preservation of Modernism?"
Wrapped up in the dreams of a favorable weather forecast, I left Hvolsvöllur and headed east toward Jökulsárlón [glacier lagoon]. The weather ended up being awful, but it fit my vision perfectly for how I wanted to photograph Vik.Read More