The other day while looking through an old paper box full of prints trying to find something Helen could use for Christmas cards I came across a load of prints from my journey around Iceland. All the photographs where printed for my book The Bones of the Sea which was published on blurb. The pictures where taken in 2007 when I was lucky to be able to join one of my photographic hero’s Bill Schwab on one of his workshops to the far north. There where five other guys joining me for this journey Jerry Conway, David Bram, Dan Henderson, Tim Rudman, David (Ike) EisenLord and Clay Harmon all of them very skilled photographers and great people to be stuck in a van with for week!
These prints are just a few of the many I took but I’ve been wanting to post some on my blog for a long time but a little while ago the hard drive failed on my old PC so all of the files on it where lost (that’s digital technology for you!) so it was really great to find these prints.
Hall Of Mountains, Stokksnes, Hofn
Sand Dune, Stokkenes.
Myvatn, Northeast Icleand.
Clearing Clouds, near Skagafjörður, Northern Iceland.
Black Sand and the Skagi Peninsula, North Iceland.
Waving Grass, Hunafjörður, Northern Icleand.
Black Kirk of Búðir, Snæfellsnes.
High and Dry and Grundarfjörður, Snæfellsnes.
Because of hand luggage restrictions at the time I could take a small camera bag (I didn’t want to risk anything thing too valuable in the hold) on the plane with me, that meant restricting myself to only a couple of cameras, my old Rollicord TLR and a much more modern Mamiya 7 which had the benefit of being very light and having interchangeable lenses. By the end of the 10 I had unbelievably shot 60 roles of Ilford HP5 film, my cameras where almost glowing, but it was hard not to take photographs when every day brought new places to explore. It was a great trip and a really great experience to meet Bill and all the other guys Iceland was an adventure I will never forget.