Gamanmyndahátíð Flateyrar

Going back to Iceland for another project? Oh yes!!

I am very happy and excited to announce that I will be taking photographs at this years Gamanmyndahátíð Flateyrar Festival in Iceland. It is a young and small comedy film festival that will take place over a weekend held in the town of Flateyri, located in the Westfjords. It is taking place in early September and it will showcase a handfull of short "comedy" films from several Icelandic filmmakers. 

Thank you to my friend Eyþór Jóvinsson for having me over to document this film festival. I am truly very happy and excited for this trip and cannot wait to actually jump on the plane and make my way back to Iceland for this project.

(The photographs shown below are not mine, they belong to previous editions of the Gamanmyndahátíð Flateyrar Festival)

Make sure you check out the facebook page for the festival to keep up with news, and more information about the festival. Check out the facebook page RIGHT HERE

Gamanmyndahátíð Flateyrar

Gamanmyndahátíð Flateyrar

Flateyri, Iceland

Flateyri, Iceland

Normandy, France, 2015

Back in September 2015 I went to France with my wife, brother and sister and my brother in law. Reason? You guessed it, no reason needed to go to France, that's always a good idea. We just went on a nice little family roadtrip together. Going away for a bit, breathe some fresh air and have some quality time together in a beautiful area.
And obviously I took my camera with me to snap some landscapes. Here's a small collection of the photographs I came back home with.


My brother in law is taking some long exposure shots here, go follow him on 500px

We went to Normandy, to the towns of Etretat and Fécamp. Both are incredibly beautiful towns located at the Atlantic shore. Situated between the cities of Dieppe and Le Havre.
The weather was as you expect for this area in September, sunny and warm, but not boiling. Just perfect to go out and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Étretat is best known for its chalk cliffs, including three natural arches and a pointed formation called L'Aiguille or the Needle, which rises 70 metres (230 ft) above the sea. The Etretat Chalk Complex, as it is known, consists of a complex stratigraphy of Turonian and Coniacian chalks. Some of the cliffs are as high as 90 metres (300 ft). Nature has carved fabulous shapes out of the white cliffs at Etretat. The extraordinary site drew Impressionist painters aplenty.  Another startling attraction is the cliff-top golf course.

Fécamp, long exposure

Fécamp is situated in the valley of the Valmont river, at the heart of the Pays de Caux, on the Albaster Coast. It is around 35 km northeast of Le Havre, and around 60 km northwest of Rouen. Fécamp has a population of roughly 20.000 people.

The history of Fécamp has always revolved around the fishing industry and its harbour (first mentioned in the 11th century). The beach in Fécamp, like many in this area, is shingle rather than sand—that is, made up of small rocks. The falaises make for a dramatic setting. To the north of the town is the Cap Fagnet, with beautiful views of the town and the English channel.