I had always heard Iceland was the land of Fire and Ice. What took me by surprise was the wind – and the waves. The south wind and the ocean both travel for more than 4000 miles uninterrupted between Antarctica and the southern coast of Iceland. They make landfall with breathtaking, almost ferocious intensity in and around the little town of Vik i Mýrdal. At 6°.25N 19°1'W, Vik is very nearly Iceland’s southernmost point. Windswept and starkly beautiful, southern Iceland is steeped in history and inhabited by Spirits of Place. It’s special. Iceland made me feel calm, and connected to All There Is. I spent a few unforgettable days there in May 2009, early spring, visiting the home of giants, where the elemental forces that shape the world live. These photographs (in many cases, photomontages) are the result of those few days.
Signed original prints are 12x12" on 16x20" paper, in an edition of 25.
Available through Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston, Texas, where these pieces, along with my "Vintage Series" photomontages, were exhibited as "What Could Be."
The stark and breathtaking landscape of Iceland is captured in this beautifully printed collection of black-and-white fine-art photographs by Jean Miele. Interspersed with ancient maps and Norse poetry, Miele’s photographic tribute to Iceland reveals the elemental forces that define Iceland’s beauty and history. This stunning volume is a tribute to one of the most beautiful – and remote – areas of the world.
Dedicated to Ketil Born, Willy Broks, Johanne Seines Svendsen & Kjell Somerseth. Thank you, my friends!
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Jean Miele's photographs are available for purchase, license and exhibition. To talk about acquiring a signed original print, using pictures as stock, or booking an exhibition, workshop, or private lessons, please contact the studio.