About 9 years ago, I spent some time in Thailand photographing seascapes. At the time, I recently went back to film after shooting digital for a few years.
Dynamic light on my first morning in Tórshavn. The rain, wind, and jet lag was tugging at my motivation, but I ventured out anyways. Glad I did, made some of my favorite images on that first day. I find I do some of my best work when I’m exhausted or sick, helps get my head out of the way.
Over the last year or so, I’ve been attempting to photograph what I feel rather than what I see. To focus on interpretation rather than illustration, has been an enlightening challenge. I find that I am seeking out interesting things, rather than beautiful things with this in mind. However they sometime overlap 🙂
I was lucky to spend a day here under passing storms and moody light. If you plan on traveling to the Faroe Islands, I would put Tjørnuvik high on your list of places to visit.
Looking down valley towards the small and picturesque town of Gjógv in the Faroe Islands. An incredible soft blue light blanketed everything.
Came across this beautiful scene on the way to Saksun in the Faroe Islands. Incredibly soft light, fantastic bright red tractor and the moon made a fleeting appearance.
I was lucky to spend a couple of weeks in these incredible Islands. Wind swept fjords fall into the frothy blue North Atlantic, sheep perch impossibly on rocky cliffs and sea birds dart here and there attempting to find purchase in the wind with their strained wings. The Faroe Islands have Norway’s fjords, Iceland’s Drama and Scotland’s Mystery .
I thought I’d share a photo of my camera gear that I will be taking to Iceland. All this fits in an amazing camera backpack made by FStop Gear, specifically the Loka. I’ve tried numerous backpacks over the years, most of which broke rather quickly or destroyed my back before I was even out of the airport on a trip. This pack on the other hand is a pleasure to use, even on long hiking trips.
In just under 2 weeks, I’ll be hopping on a plane to Iceland to do some focused landscape photography of this beautiful place.
We will be spending some concentrated time photographing black sand beaches, glacial lagoons, ice caves, moss covered lava fields and towering waterfalls.
Thanks to my good friend Bill Ramsey for this great interview! It was a ton of fun, and be sue to check out all the other interviews by some amazing photographers.
For those of you who enjoyed Andrew Zuckerman’s Music Documentary, you will love his documentary on Wisdom.
One of the best portrait photographers of all time, Steve McCurry shares some insights on his process into making photographs:
“You are not trying top force the situation, you are just letting it wash over you”
This documentary film came out some time ago, but I keep coming back to it, revisiting it with new eyes and ears. Every time I watch this fantastic film, I learn something new. There is such a diverse and rich collection of influential artists here it is staggering. There are a ton of parallels with photography, or any other creative process for that matter.