For more than ten years, German photographer Olaf Otto Becker (born 1959) has trawled the Arctic and far northern regions with his large-format camera in search of primordial landscapes. Becker's photographs attain the most sublime effects of which photography is capable, recording landscapes unscathed by human habitation, but very much affected by its consequences. "Under the Nordic Light" contains both new and previously published photographs of Iceland. "When I arrived in Iceland for the first time, I was deeply impressed by the Nordic light," Becker told an interviewer. "The colors were largely subdued with subtle nuances, nearly black and white at first glance, but astonishingly colorful at second glance. These conditions enabled me to work with color like a painter." This volume establishes Becker as the foremost chronicler of these wild landscapes.
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