Last month I spent around 3 weeks in Iceland running a couple of landscape photography workshops there. Between the two workshops we had a day off and along with a couple of the participants, I decided to take the opportunity to do a photography flight above the river deltas and highlands. It's something I've wanted to do for a couple of years and it really didn't disappoint.
Kicked off 2018 with my first workshop of the year the other week. It’s going to be an exciting year with workshops in Tuscany, Iceland and Italy, as well as trips to Lofoton, and possibly more, planned so far. I always enjoy meeting new people and sharing locations and photography tips with workshop participants is one of the best parts of the job. This time it was a local workshop with some time spent shooting on the west coast, a sunrise at Vasco da Gama bridge and then some street shooting around the old neighbourhood.
Years ago, before I was even seriously interested photography, I came across David Burdeny's Drift series of images and they really caught my imagination. Back then I didn't even realise they were photographs, I wasn't sure what they were to be honest, I just loved the simplicity and colour. There was a clarity and minimalism about them that really appealed to me.
I came across them again years later when I was learning more and more about photography and was fascinated by long exposures of water, another of David Burdeny's specialities. This time I looked at them with a photographers eye and realised that they were blurred images, and an attempt to capture the essence of a the landscape in as minimal way as possible...just the colour and light with the removal of form.