The art of stillness  - LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

Images are from the book "The Art of Stillness: Adventures of going nowhere" written by Pico Iyer, published by TED Books and Simon & Schuster

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints available, see sizes either below or by clicking on images above.  

2015 APPLIED ARTS Photography Awards


Stillness or Kyrrð (in Icelandic)—the word itself brings me right back to one of the few places I have found perfect stillness in mind and body: Iceland.

Every year I travel from my home in Vancouver, Canada, to Iceland, the place of my birth.  I don't stay in the city much. Instead, I head out to my parents quiet lakeside cabin to take a rest from my self imposed stressful life and to experience kyrrð og ró (peace and quiet). 

After a couple of days of recuperating, my parents and I head on excursions around the island.  To me, these travels are not so much a photographic exploration, but more a time to visit with my parents and my "old" country; the camera just comes along.  However, with such breathtaking views and beautiful light, a stop here and there is inevitable.  

As soon as I take out my camera I find that stillness within, that deep sense of peace that I crave everyday.  I get lost in such a beautiful way that it’s hard to describe... it’s like I find a piece of me that I had lost, not really knowing that I lost it.  As I sit quietly looking through the viewfinder, my senses are heightened.  The smell of the earth makes me feel grounded, the sound of waves crashing, grass rustling in the wind or a bleating from a lone sheep in a distance make me feel so alive, and the vastness of what I see makes me feel expansive. This is what it feels like to be in the Now, which really is to be still in mind and body.
My images come from a place of emotion. They are not an attempt to capture the perfect image, but to capture the feeling I experience as I witness what I see.

Prints displayed in 3D renderings