Ten Years at Græni hatturinn

In Akureyri we have one of the greatest concert venues in Iceland, Græni hatturinn. Located in the basement of a beautiful building it may not look much from the outside, but the inside has seen some historic concerts in recent years. Græni hatturinn is open to every genre of music and frequently gets visitors from abroad, among them dutch band Focus, Eivör from the Faroe Islands, the guitarist Rusty Anderson and John Grant. This year it’s been 10 years since I first started photographing at Græni hatturinn, it’s been my biggest project as a photographer and it will keep on …

Kjass album cover

A while ago I photographed musician and singer Fanney Kristjáns Snjólaugardóttir for an album cover for her project Kjass. The name of the album is Rætur, meaning roots, indicating the inspiration for the album which is traditional icelandic music and the culture of singing where she grew up in the area around Mývatn. The music is soft and warm jazz inspired versions of traditionals and known Icelandic songs. Performing with Fanney on the album are Tómas R. Einarsson, Anna Gréta Sigurðardóttir, Mikael Máni Ásmundsson, Óskar Kjartansson & Birgir Steinn Theodorsson. We had to try a couple of times to get …

Iceland Airwaves 2015

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.