After travelling around the famous ring road in Iceland for two weeks this summer I eventually made way through all 5000 images. Thus, I am really stoked to invite you to my first exhibition ever in the Sparkasse Pöllau where I'll show my impressions of this unreal place from November 10 till December 7.
Iceland is somewhere between rough sceneries, perfect imperfection and the whole world reduced to 103.000km². Images of colourful villages - consisting of an airport, a swimming pool and three families - as well as endless black beaches, mighty waterfalls and sunsets don't only capture the unbelievable beauty. They also include the unmistakable Icelandic atmosphere.
Iceland doesn't clean up for visitors. Iceland is brutally honest, wears no make-up and brags with all raw diamonds that mother earth has to offer. Iceland is grateful, Iceland is rich, rich in wonder, natural pools in the middle of nowhere, coffee and tranquillity. The artist nature creates masterpieces out of stone, sand and light which are to be immortalised in their perishability. In retrospective, you realize that it's impossible not make a rebellious act out of your Iceland pictures. After all it's about this small Iceland with 300.000 people that tears down the icy waves of the system of a world full of stress, prejudice and hatred. As if it's clear that humans adapt to nature and not the other way round. As if it's self-evident that a village's streets are painted in all the colours of a rainbow.
The conclusion after two weeks in Iceland: you expect hot pots, bad weather, waterfalls with rainbows and never ending sunsets. What you get are more hot pots, more bad weather, more waterfalls and in general way more that you that could have ever imagined - a sunburn and new (camera-)perspective for example.
Text: Anna-Christin Faist
10.11. - 07.12.2017
Hauptplatz 1, 8225 Pöllau, Austria