Iceland – small worldSaturday, 1 February 2014
In Iceland small world photographer Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson sets out to capture the drama of his small island home. Indeed most of the views are of dramatic landscapes: waterfalls, geysers, ice, snow, lava, storm-swept beaches, rocky pinnacles and almost all under black threatening skies. But occasionally a bright flash forces its way into the picture. Including those technicolor houses that seem to feature at high latitudes from Greenland to the Falkland Islands, the Faroes to St Pierre & Miquelon.
There’s one on the front cover, a tiny pink-yellow house (with a red-blue roof). The same photo features insidethe book except suddenly four people have moved into the frame. Did the photographer tell them ‘get out of the picture’ for the cover shot and then took it again?