The kammer choir Hymnodia from Akureyri has just released their third album Kveldúlfur. The album was recorded in an old factory in Hjalteyri, making use of the vast space and various environment sounds in the freezing cold of november a year ago. Hymnodia also had some guest appearances with Sigurður Flosason playing saxophones and flute, Harald Skullerud on percussion and Ulla Pirttijärvi joijking, making the album certainly stand out from it’s predecessors. Conductor Eyþór Ingi Jónsson performed on reed organ. I documented their concert in the factory and made some photographs on location for the album cover, some of which …
Next saturday will see the opening of a small exhibition called “Right or Wrong?” It’s a collaboration with a few friends, Andri Thorstensen, Helga Kvam, Magnus Andersen & Völundur Jónsson. Our theme is the experiment, trying out different techniques & ideas. I will have three portraits of young local artists, where I use some glasses & vaseline to create a blur effect. The exhibition is located at my office at Ráðhústorg 7, Akureyri. Opening hours are from 14-17 next saturday & sunday, 27. & 28. of August.
Photographed poet and good friend Axel Bragi Andrésson for his first book of poetry called Hnetur (Nuts, in english). We had a fun session, even if it was a cold day, and I’m really happy with the results. The book will be out soon and available in bookstores later this summer. Axel Bragi is already working on his next collection of poems, simply called Poems for Bukowski. Graphic design by Dimms | Daniel Imsland
Last week was one of my favourite weeks of the year, the week of Iceland Airwaves. This year we had some interesting foreign visitors, such as Father John Misty, Perfume Genius, Ariel Pink and of course some of my local favourites, Agent Fresco, Æla, Grísalappalísa and many more. I saw many shows, both on the ambitious off-venue schedule and of course on the festival itself. Here are some of my best shots from the festival.
Mother is a whole new exhibition by me and my friend Magnus Andersen at Akureyri Town Festival 2015. The exhibition was created around the theme of the 2015 festival, daughter, mother and grandmother, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s voting rights in Iceland. The exhibition shows lives of 12 mothers and their children in two places, Akureyri and London. The mothers come from various backgrounds, are of all ages and live in different situations. One is a priest, other a photographer who brings her child with her wherever she goes, and yet another had her first child when she …
The band Agent Fresco came for a visit to the studio during their visit to Akureyri where they were performing at the AK Extreme festival.
A late night session with the singer Hilda (Þórhildur) Örvarsdóttir ended up in this collection of photos. She is a singer and a vocal coach, known for her collaboration with her brother and film composer Atli Örvarsson. Thanks to Eva Dögg Fjölnisdóttir for make-up and hair and guidance during the session and Hilda’s husband, Skúli Gautason, for his assistance.
I will present some pictures from my portfolio along with 12 other photographers in Kedlen Showroom in Aarhus today, 6. February 2015. The exhibition follows our graduation from Medieskolerne in Viborg and the photographers are some of the most talented people I have met, I highly recommend checking out their work! Ali Reza Arjomand Fard Axel Sigurðarson Daníel Starrason Frederik Maj Ívar Sæland Jannick Boerlum Louis Stilling Magnus Andersen Mark Dyer Mikkel Kallehauge Rikke Grøn Larsson Sonja Hesslow Yuliya Christensen More information here: www.xiii2015.com
Thanks to a lot of help from a lot of friends my new website is up and running. First drafts of this site were made more than a half year ago and finally the step was taken to publish it online. It’s more focused on music than my previous portfolio and is organized quiet differently. One of the exciting things is to have the option to update it more frequently, using the News menu to publish new work. The featured image in this post is taken during a clear november night in Seyðisfjörður, in 2013.