Monday, 10 January 2011
The photographs are in colour and black and white and vary in size from small to very large indeed. They depict Iceland's stunning primeval, volcanic landscapes and glaciers with no hint of human habitation. The sheer wildness of Iceland and that it is a land that is literally being born under my feet was what caught my imagination when I was there. And these aspects of the country are caught perfectly in the photographs. The rugged, fractured landscape where the land is being torn apart by tectonic plates. The steaming earth and sulphurous pools that give some clue to what is happening below the earth's surface. Glaciers streaked with blue and debris - sometimes a rock precariously straddling a crevasse. An iceberg stranded on a beach like an sparkling blue white sentinel, are amongst the the photos in the exhibition. Nature is in still in charge in Iceland and it is rather nice to know that.