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Iceland #1

From the first shot in Iceland, I felt such a strong obligation to faithfully capture the sheer vastness of the panoramic views belonging to a land that truly f...
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From the first shot in Iceland, I felt such a strong obligation to faithfully capture the sheer vastness of the panoramic views belonging to a land that truly felt like a different planet. Beaches of smooth polished black sand, an endless landscape of sharp lava rocks covered with a soft bed of thick moss and lakes fed endlessly by a never-ending glacier forming hulking icebergs presented a scenery which looked more like a CGI-ed or Photoshopped backdrop.

As my photographic interests have never been in pure landscape photography but more in contextual portraits, I sought to create a story about fictitious inhabitants of this landscape, taken as epic, surreal snapshots of them appearing naturally within their home, at times unaware of a camera.

Each image is shot using normal / telephoto lenses but made from 20-35 stitched images to achieve a wide image without the distance distortion of a wide-angle lens.
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Contest Finalist in Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol3
Contest Finalist in Iceland The Beautiful Photo Contest
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craigkuhner
 
craigkuhner February 11, 2015
Amazing photograph, the contrast between the woman and the landscape is like an erotic dream.
beckysuejackson
 
beckysuejackson October 21, 2015
Simply amazing work
Eyeconic
 
Eyeconic October 21, 2017
Absolutely stunning work