FortressRegular price $199.00 Sale price $147.00
Location: Vatnajökull (2017)
The opaque glow of a winter sky falls slowly in through the roof. Light drapes upon edge, after edge, after edge of glossy sheen. Your eyes travel through rows of unconfined hues of blue. A soft whistle of wind mixes with the whimper of the river emerging from deep within the darkest regions. You’re distracted by single droplets that travel from the ceiling to the floor and disappear beneath cold grey stones at the interface of the earth and the foundations of this fortress. You move closer to the wall. Pressing into the cold surface with your face, your eyes are caught by the curves of light that play on a kaleidoscope of particles trapped in the once eternal ice. Look closer, traveling through the years with each shift in position. Metallic bubbles, twist and turn like thunder clouds. Knees shivering. The weight of fundamental elements. Wedged, and carving. A painting. An artist. The brush. If time could only pause. Reverse, and emerge the truth. Fast forward, departure. It’s getting dark. The journey back is long. You have to go. The mind remains.
Welcome back. What I’ve just described is a written memory of my own to help you visualize a subjective phenomenon that I like to call “Natural Resonance”. It’s the total immersion – auditory, visual, and sensory – of being fully engaged with a moment out in nature. The purest form of connection with a fleeting experience, temporary beauty, and transient nature of the world.
When was the last time you had this feeling?
For this collection, I’ve curated a set of my most powerful visual representations of Natural Resonance that combine both landscape and wildlife portraits captured exclusively in Iceland between 63° and 66° North. Through these prints, I hope to connect you to the Northern Resonance.
Whether or not you’ve been to Iceland, you can practice the skills of immersion to enhance your own experiences out in nature. To bring you closer to the scenes presented in Northern Resonance, I’ve included written descriptions for each portrait, which you can decide to use if you’d like. If you do, they’ll enrich your enjoyment of the visuals. Otherwise, you can try to imagine and contemplate the photographs without context. Wherever they end up living in your home. Practice making up your own experience in your mind, meditating on the impermanence of the moments that have since passed, captured in each photograph hanging on your wall. Imagine the silence. The intensity of the earth being created. The power of nature. Its forgiving complexion. And its relentless capacity to change, surprise, and inspire.
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