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Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Kirkjufell.

Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Kirkjufell.

Candice by the Gerðuberg Cliffs

Candice by the Gerðuberg Cliffs

Iceland is a magical place. I've been telling people that I don't really believe it exists because of how unconventional the country is. How is it that they live in total darkness for some months of the year? How is it that to this day, there still hasn't been 1 million Icelanders to roam the earth (alive/dead)? How is it that the weather/climate and environment is as random as drawing a card out of a shuffled deck, and how is it that 'busy' for Icelandic people means 15 cars on the highway!?

We traveled around Reykjavík, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Southern Iceland and the Golden Circle. We stayed in the Hafnarfjordur and Strandakirkja area. I also dropped into a BJJ gym over in Keflavík. I met Gudmunder and David and learned new techniques with kimura grips.

Through the window of a restaurant in Reykjavík.

Through the window of a restaurant in Reykjavík.

I went with my friends Laura, Candice and Michael. We were there during the beginning of August, during 'high season' so everything was more expensive. But we managed to save money by cooking ourselves, to the point where we had trouble spending our remaining cash at the airport.

Jumping out of the Sólheimasandur plane wreck.

Jumping out of the Sólheimasandur plane wreck.

Everything was shot on the Fujica Stx-1N with Kodak 400 Portra and Fuji 400h Pro film, and a Canon 7D with a 24-105mm lens. Edited on Adobe Lightroom. It was hard to not immediately want to increase the contrast and vibrance on every single photo. Iceland had that kind of environment but I wasn’t trying to make everything resemble an epic fantasy movie with hints of Game of Thrones evilness.

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