Planet Iceland brings out the otherworldly and poetic landscape of Iceland.
Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson, born 1948 in Reykjavík, started to look at life through the lens of a camera around the age of fourteen. As a teenager in the Reykjavík of the Sixties some of his earliest pictures were of his favorite bands and singers on the burgeoning music scene, which in 2010 was portrayed in his book Poppkorn. Later he discovered that investigating his country and it’s people as reflected in the art of photography was to become his future.
Sigurgeir 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, Lost in Iceland (2002), Made in Iceland (2007), and Iceland Small World (2012) to name just a few.