Young Musicians of the North

I recently worked with Minjasafnið á Akureyri – Akureyri Musem on some portraits of upcoming musicians from our little town. There has been a new wave of new musicians prospering and the museum which is now holding a exhibition showcasing the history of music in Akureyri wanted to have some modern musicians as part of the exhibition. Later on my coverage of concerts in Akureyri might be added to the exhibition.

Photographs of 2019

The year 2019 has been a good one! My projects have been diverse as usual, but among them are common themes. There have been frequent visit to Græni hatturinn Concert Venue, I’ve photographed some concerts at Hof as well. I’ve been collaborating with Akureyri Art Museum and the largest projects were documenting A! Performance Festival and extensive photography of the works of artist Örn Ingi, culminating in a book of his works. I’ve done advertisment material for musicians and started a large portait project with Akureyrarstofa about the people in town. Here we have some examples of my work from …

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 …

ADHD at Græni hatturinn

One of my favourite bands, ADHD, visited Græni hatturinn concert venue yesterday to celebrate their new album ADHD 7. It’s been a while since I saw them but yesterdays concert was just brilliant, I just hope I’ll see them back in Akureyri soon. These images are taken with a home made lens made by Sigurður Mar, a good friend and talented photographer. They are performing at Harpa tonight and then they have a tour to Germany, Norway and Denmark. Don’t miss out if you have a chance to see them and check out their new album!

Photographs of 2018

The year 2018 was diverse for me as a photographer, I had some interesting assignments and a exhibition, Faces of Akureyri, that was succesful in many ways. Here are some samples of my work from the past year.

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 …

Faces of Akureyri

Next saturday I will open an exhibition with portraits of the people of my home town Akureyri. Last Monday I invited people to my studio with the ambition to collect portraits of various people from or living in Akureyri, a really fun and busy day where I took over 3.000 photos of 130 different people. The exhibition will be open on Saturday from 14:00 – 17:00 at my office at Ráðhústorg 7, Akureyri. The exhibition is part of Akureyrarvaka cultural night here in Akureyri. I want to thank all the people who came for a visit, this exhibition is about …

Hymnodia album cover

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 …

Exhibition in Akureyri – Right or Wrong?

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.

Bookcover for poetry book Hnetur

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