The Iceland Summit 2017
As you undoubtedly know, Iceland is a paradise for photographers and I have seen it explode in the 15 years that I have been working there. It has been wonderful for the Icelandic economy, but unfortunately with that comes the expected stress on natural Iceland. That and that it is hard to visit the place without sharing it with busloads of other visitors.
In trying to get away from that, the trips I lead go to more remote and less visited parts of the country. We won’t be sharing the road with many where we’re going and we will be the only guests where we will be setting up base camp.
Djupavik is a magical place that is hard to put into words. A favorite among alumni of my trips, it is situated on a very deep fjord surrounded by mountains and waterfalls. A place where, in many ways, time has stood still. Anchored by a long-abandoned herring factory, the village consists basically of some seasonal residents and our home for the workshop, the Hotel Djupavik. It’s an incredible place to put the world behind you and delve into your photographic work with a group of like minded people while enjoying some of the most beautiful surroundings that Iceland has to offer. The hotel is very unique in with it’s remote, old country charm created over the years with love from the abandoned women’s quarters of the old factory. The proprietors are very accommodating to your needs, fantastic cooks and you will enjoy all the comforts of home in virtually the middle of nowhere.
For this workshop, we will be the only guests aside from passers by stopping for lunch. The town with its factory, old-world structures, cliffs and waterfalls will be ours for exploring and photographing. Along with working throughout the town, day and night, we will also be venturing out on day trips further into the wilds of this incredible landscape and bringing back stunning images to share through talks and presentations and group critiques and discussion.