Two Birds in one day

We are under Iceland’s spell. Trying to describe the awe-inspiring power and pull of these landscapes makes us want to swear (we never swear).

We did two shoots today with Erna and Svana (their names mean female eagle and swan), who braved the north winds off Krísvíkurvigur.

If you are wondering why there aren’t any “final images” here on this site, it is because we are saving the latest ones from New York, France, Iceland and The Faroe Islands for upcoming shows in early 2014. Once these shows are up, we will set them loose in digital form.

Guestroom 4 at Hafnarstræti 16 © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Guestroom 4 at Hafnarstræti 16 © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

We met Erna through her fantastic daughter Bryndís, the PR wonder miracle of Iceland © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

We met Erna through her fantastic daughter Bryndís – the PR miracle of Iceland © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Erna is a nurse, painter and nature enthusiast © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Erna is a nurse, painter and nature enthusiast © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

This arrangement weighed at least 12 kilos. Erna posed in it hunkily for more than an hour © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

This arrangement weighed at least 12 kilos. Erna posed in it hunkily for more than an hour © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Erna goes out wearing the traditional knee socks once or twice a week, and has done so over three decades (before it was cool) © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Erna goes out wearing the traditional knee socks once or twice a week, and has done so over three decades (before it was cool) © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

This lava looked better in the shade © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

This lava looked better in the shade © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

A lavaball with so much magnetism © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

A lavaball with so much magnetism © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

The groupies © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

The groupies © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

View from the side © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

View from the side © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Job done © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Job done © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

The empty shell © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

The empty shell. What’s the best way to get this to Norway? (Is it even legal?)  © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Lunchtime © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Lunchtime © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Bubbles for the lava team © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Bubbles for the lava team © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Off to the second shoot of the day © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Off to the second shoot of the day © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Tying up Kvann (Angelica archangelica) © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Tying up Kvann (Angelica archangelica) © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Teamwork © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Teamwork © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Further along the Krísuvíkurvegur...© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Further along the Krísuvíkurvegur…© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Svana getting ready to face the north wind © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Svana getting ready to face the north wind © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

The great Kvanna plant has mighty medicinal powers © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

The great Kvanna plant has mighty medicinal powers © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Got to get it right © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Got to get it right © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

We have to come back in the summer to feel this moss with our bare feet © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

We have to come back in the summer to feel this moss with our bare feet © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

And the second shoot begins © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

And the second shoot begins (everybody is positively frozen) © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Kvann © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Kvann © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Hungry for more, we move on to the third location of the day © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Hungry for more, we move on to the third location of the day © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Kleifarvatn © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

Kleifarvatn © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

The ever glamorous poses next to the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

The ever glamorous poses next to the largest lake on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

4 comments

  1. Hilde

    Oooh, can´t wait to see those final frames!

  2. sarah brooks

    Still can’t view your photos. Drat. 😦

    Sarah

    • karolinehjorth

      Hei Sarah, thanks for all your lovely support through email! And really hope you can see these images now? Greetings from Iceland!

      xx R + K

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