The 140-page photography book Ísland í naermynd (“Iceland Close-Up”) by German photographer Thorsten Henn has been released in Icelandic, English and German. None of the pictures in the book have appeared in print before.
For his book, Henn decided to investigate Iceland’s elements, which resulted in four different chapters called “Land,” “Water,” “Air,” and “People.”
The photographer decided to include the people of Iceland because the picture would not be complete if the “nation of fire” and its relation to nature had been left out, as stated in a press release from the book’s publisher, JPV Útgáfa.
“Land” contains landscape pictures, lava fields, mountain ranges, columnar basalt formations, heaths and caves, while “Water” documents rivers and crevasses, choppy seascapes, waterfalls, hot springs, boats and ships.
“Air,” on the other hand, depicts the country from the air, including aerial photographs of glaciers, colorful canyons, grassy fields, beaches, buildings, lagoons, craters and more.
The last chapter contains pictures of individuals of nationwide fame, artists, reporters and politicians, but also farmers, search and rescue team members, shopkeepers and people from other walks of life.
Click here to visit the photographer’s website, which includes some of the pictures from the book.