In Touch With the Elements
Studies on perception in a place of extremes
Icelandic horses have managed to not only survive, but thrive in a place that’s about as wild as a thousand years ago, when the Vikings first set foot on this rugged island in the North.
And while the human experience, during this period, has become increasingly split off from the rest of the world, these animals have maintained their primordial sentience, in constant exchange with their immediate surroundings.
For this series, I enter into a dialogue with a world that’s older than our merely human one. Whether out in a snowstorm or during hours of walking through a bright midsummer night, the process of making the images itself becomes a meditation.
It is out there that I feel at home.
With the help of the resulting photographs, may the viewer reconnect to a long-lost aspect of their own spirit – one that’s unaltered by cognitive thought – and thus reestablish a more direct rapport with the natural world, in order to see things more fully.
- ND Awards 2021:
1st Place for Hríð in “Nature/Other Professional”