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Land og Light

Haukur Snorrason’s photography books

Land of Light

Land of Light (Land Birtunnar) was published 1999 and is Haukur’s first book of photographs. After multiple excursions around Iceland in all seasons by jeep, his airplane and by foot, in order to build up his Iceland image bank, it was time to select the best and make a grand book. This coffee table book was published in 5 different languages. The texts were written by the renowned professor of geophysics, Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson and the foreword by Iceland‘s president, Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson. Photographs in this book were mainly taken on a Pentax 6×7 and Fuji GX 6×17 Panorama, but also a Nikon FM2 and a Hasselblad were used. The primary film used was  Fuji Velvia 50. The book is 132 pages with 88 photographs. It presents first and foremost Iceland´s landscape and countryside, going clockwise around the island. It is now sold out but is on display at the Hrifunes Guesthouse.

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Experience Iceland

Experience Iceland (Upplifðu Ísland) was published in 2005 in 3 languages. It was arranged in five thematic sections that take you into various ways to experience Iceland showing nature‘s artwork from the air, on the ground, with birds and other animals and displaying the beauty of rural and urban scenery. One section of the book is devoted to artistic photography—aerial photographs of rivers and forms—a mode that is getting very popular with photographers today. This book, like Land of Light, is all shot on film. Cameras used were Pentax 6×7, Hasselblad XPan and Nikon FM2. Again, geophysicist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson wrote informative photo captions; the preface was written by Iceland’s most respected nature lover and environmentalist; broadcaster and author, Ómar Ragnarsson. There are still a few books left that now can only be purchased in Hrifunes Guesthouse.

The next book is in progress.