The exhibition “On the Trail/Searching for Traces” by German Icelandophiles and photographers Tina Bauer and Claus Sterneck opens in the old herring factory in Djúpavík, the West Fjords, at 2 pm today.
Bauer, a print and photo journalist from Stuttgart, and Sterneck, a photographer from Frankfurt, have lived and worked in Iceland for some time. This is their first joint exhibition.
“The human being seems so small in Iceland. The four elements of nature—fire, water, earth and air—are powerfully present in this arctic sea island. The contrast between people and the elements is fascinating,” Bauer says of her inspiration.
“With my pictures I want to show another Iceland—details taken from an unexpected point of view, showing a fresh angle,” adds Sterneck. His pictures bring out surfaces, colors, shapes and structures. “These details often get lost as the viewer is overwhelmed by the beauty of the landscape.”
Most of Sterneck’s pictures were shot in and around Djúpavík, where Sterneck has spent most of his time since 2003. Bauer’s photographs, on the other hand, portray various places on the island.
The exhibition runs through early September this year.