I’m getting psyched for my next trip up to Iceland for the Eve Fan Fest, so I am posting this picture I have finally gotten to from Reykjavik. I heard there are over 1,000 people coming from all over the world for the event. I’ll be happy to represent the old guard of Taggart Transdimensional.
Hallgrimskirkja is just about the coolest church in the world. I’ve never seen this style of architecture before, but it’s very satisfying from a phi-golden-ratio-geometric standpoint for some reason. I can’t put my finger on it and I don’t know why such a simple geometric style has never really been attempted in any real way by other cultures around the world.
Icelandic people are very interesting, tough, and independent. I’ve found that their thought and creative circles are almost completely separated from the traditional Western Europe (+US-spawnee) and the Far East. This leads them to do things a bit different than the rest of the world and it was refreshing to talk to the locals and see how they approach everything from a design perspective. It’s got a lot of that Scandinavian clean elegance, but still very much its own.
This is a long shot of Gulfoss, which is one of the coldest and most slippery areas I’ve ever been in my life. One misstep and you are at the bottom of a Rube-Goldberg series of frozen waterfalls. I think the huge tripod actually helped me keep my balance!
There was still a little snow and frost on the ground on this early morning when I walked around Reykjavik to get some shots. It was one of of those days I was happy to wake up before sunrise. The cloud cover was perfect for surreal HDR time!
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