2018Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), Hofn, Iceland
It was night number three of my visit to Iceland in October 2018. This particular night, the conditions were quite optimal for the northern lights, according to the forecast. It would turn out to be an almost 4hr show, starting at around 8:30pm! I had timed this trip specifically in the hope that I’d finally get to see the northern lights for the very first time in my life. And did I get lucky! As it would turn out, that was the only night out of the ten nights I was in Iceland that the lights showed up!

I sincerely believe there is no photograph that can truly capture the magic and grandeur of the aurora borealis. It's an other-worldly experience that has to be felt in person. Also, the internet is littered with hyper-saturated photographs of the northern lights. I have tried my best to keep the colors as real and natural as possible. And what I was never expecting or planning to do was, process some of my images in black & white! Those are my favorite images of the lot.
Camera
Hasselblad X1D-50c
Lens
Hasselblad XCD 30MM F/3.5
Sizes Available
8"x10", 12"x15", 16"x20", 20"x25"
8"x8", 12"x12", 16"x16", 20"x20"
2018Harpa Convention Center, Reykjavik, Iceland
Harpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. The opening concert was held on May 4, 2011. It was the winner of the prestigious 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - also known as the Mies van de Rohe award.

The multi-faceted glass façade of this building is based on a geometric principle, realized in two and three dimensions. Reminiscent of the crystallized basalt columns commonly found in Iceland, the southern façade creates kaleidoscopic reflections of the city and the striking surrounding landscape. Natural light is a key element, dramatically altering the transparency, reflectivity, and colors of the facades as the weather and seasons change. The quasi bricks of the south facade are comprised of 714 glass panels, all of which are a different shape and contain LED lights in different hues that make Harpa glow long after the sun has set. The brightness and color of each module can be controlled and adjusted as needed.

If you’re willing to be patient and understand that photography is all about light, Harpa will reward you with some of the most breathtaking visual drama that a man-made creation could possibly provide, perfectly complementing the grandeur of the Icelandic landscape!
Camera
Hasselblad X1D-50c
Lens
Hasselblad XCD 120MM F/3.5
Sizes Available
8"x10", 12"x15", 16"x20", 20"x25"
8"x8", 12"x12", 16"x16", 20"x20"
2011Jokulsarlon, Landmannalaugar, Reykjavik
If there was heaven on Earth, it would be Iceland! I am man enough to admit, the only time in all my life's tarvels that I've ever been brought to tears by the stunningness of nature, has been in Iceland.

I had just acquired my first ever Leica system a couple of months before the Iceland trip. I was nervously excited, because I had never used my new system in the field - only test shots around the house. On top of that, the camera and lenses felt like museum pieces, and I was scared to use them during the possible harsh weather conditions in Iceland. Needless to say, I became a complete believer in Leica after this trip. I had never seen such exquisite per-pixel integrity in RAW files ever before!
Camera
Leica M9
Lens
LEICA ELMARIT-M 28mm F/2.8 ASPH.
LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M 90mm f/2 ASPH.
LEICA SUMMILUX-M 50mm F/1.4 ASPH.
Sizes Available
8"x10", 16"x20"
5"x10", 10"x20"
8"x8", 16"x16"
6.67"x20"