Photographs of people are often frozen motion – the moment made eternal. In nature photography, the opposite applies. Here, instead of the moment being frozen and made eternal, eternity is frozen and made into a moment. We are granted a glimpse of eternity itself.
Guðmundur Andri Thorsson
Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson was born in Reykjavík in 1948. After studying photography in Iceland in 1965-1969, he went abroad for further study at the Christer Strömholm School of Photography in Stockholm in 1970-71 and in San Diego, California, in 1980-81.
Since returning to Reykjavík, Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson has published numerous books of photos: Svip-myndir in 1982, Hestar (Horses) in 1985, and his first collection of landscape photography, Landscapes, in 1992. These were followed by some of the most popular photo books about Iceland and the Icelanders ever published: Iceland the Warm Country of the North in 1994, Amazing Iceland in 1998, and Where Nature Shines, Reykjavík – A City for All Seasons and The World of Moving Water, all in 1999.