If you follow me through the social networks you’ll probably know I reached the finals of this year’s Travel Photographer of the Year in the New Talent category. Sadly I didn’t make it into the winners list, but the portfolio that made me reach the finals still is something I’m really proud of for different reasons. It’s a set of six photos from this year’s trip to Iceland (still one of my favorite countries in the world) and it reflects my recent focus on storytelling and documentary, which I’ve been working on this year, even in a place that’s a paradise for landscape and nature photography.
I went there in early June, before the summer’s peak, with a specific purpose of capturing the island’s mood waking from winter. And went to a more remote region I have been wanting to go for a long time in order to get that: the Westfjords, a region somehow neglected by Icelanders and away from the tourist buses, glacier lagoons and pretty waterfalls. This is a subset of a larger gallery dedicated to the area I’ll post later on.