luca arena’s photo series captures an unseen perspective of iceland
 

luca arena’s photo series captures an unseen perspective of iceland

after journeying around iceland, italian photographer luca arena captures the country’s essence in his latest photographic series, ‘a means river’. the series of images features an undocumented side of iceland that arena felt was underrepresented. ‘how does one photograph iceland without necessarily representing it for what it is (beautiful)?’, asks the artist.

luca arena’s photo series captures an unseen perspective of iceland
an abandoned bus amidst the icelandic planes

 

 

the artist’s series of photographs aims to inform viewers that in addition to its natural beauty, iceland has an abundance of stories to be told. in the 13 days and 2994 km travelled, I have tried to break the mirror and not depict iceland as the land of rivers, volcanoes and endless glaciers, but photographing it in a completely unusual and aseptic manner,’ explains arena, ‘ so that, for once, we can get away from the explosion of nature and live in colors, giving voice to the island’s minority: man.

luca arena’s photo series captures an unseen perspective of iceland
seaside football field on an overcast day

luca arena’s photo series captures an unseen perspective of iceland
a tiny red hut contrasts in color with the surrounding greenery 

luca arena’s photo series captures an unseen perspective of iceland
colorful water tanks can be found around the island

luca arena’s photo series captures an unseen perspective of iceland
a basketball net in a building’s parking

luca arena’s photo series captures an unseen perspective of iceland
an inhabitants shed

luca arena’s photo series captures an unseen perspective of iceland
the backyard of a burgundy painted house

luca arena’s photo series captures an unseen perspective of iceland
camping ready

luca arena’s photo series captures an unseen perspective of iceland
an abandoned basketball net with a mountainous backdrop

luca arena’s photo series captures an unseen perspective of iceland
a lonely house and camper van

luca arena’s photo series captures an unseen perspective of iceland
a desolate gas pump

luca arena’s photo series captures an unseen perspective of iceland
á means river

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynn chaya | designboom

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