A photographic series of hidden people in Icelandic landscape.
3 x 100x100cm lenticular color print & 3 x 40x60cm lenticular color print
models: Rós Kristjánsdóttir, Hildur Holgersdóttir, Skúli Agnarr
Hair & Make-Up: Lilja Rut Ólafsdóttir
Styling: Me & Guðbjörg Björnsdóttir
Assistant: Stefán Guðjónsson
The series is made up of 4 picture elements; three of them are individual scenes, “the palace“, “the wedding” and “home“, and the fourth
element is a group of three portraits.
The Icelandic painter Jóhannes Kjarval, renowned for his landscape paintings, often portrait mystical creatures in his work. This series of photographs is my interpretation of this topic, inspired by Kjarval’s art. The pictures are all shot at locations that, according to Icelandic folk- lore, mythical creatures inhabit.
The pictures are printed using a lenticular print technique, which takes two pictures and renders them together in one print. With this effect it depends on the observer’s point of view which one of the two pictures he or she sees. The depicted image switches when the observer moves a bit to the left or right. This is the effect of the lenticular print. In my case, one picture shows Icelandic lava environment, while the other one shows the elves in that same environment.