Iceland Landscapes is a collection of landscape images by Icelandic nature photographer Daníel Bergmann. The text, which is in English, includes information about the locations, stories from the field, technical info and thoughts on photography. Renowned English landscape photographer David Ward wrote the introduction and an Icelandic author, Pall Asgeir Asgeirsson, wrote the preface. The book is 144 pages and it’s size is 24 x 28 cm.
Iceland Landscapes is available in selected bookstores in Reykjavik.
Published by Natura in June 2011.
From the introduction by David Ward:
… More extraordinarily, the photographs reveal that Daníel can find new perspectives in subjects that are familiar to him. This requires a particular openness of mind that, as I know from my own struggle, is extremely hard to achieve. American photographer Wynn Bullock wrote, “Mysteries lie all around us, even in the most familiar things, waiting only to be perceived.” The photographer needs a desire to explore, a yearning to look in new aesthetic directions as well as to tramp all points of the compass. Only by prolonged and in-depth observation can a photographer begin to see beyond the expected and reawaken a childlike sense of wonder. In this way one might begin to see one’s homeland, as Daníel does, with the eyes of a stranger. And imagine what a gift that is…
Daníel Bergmann’s images in this book succeed as both distillations and revelations of his country’s amazing landscape. Both beauty and the sublime are evident in his photographs, and his work even manages to transcend Iceland’s amazing subject matter.