Iceland - 1985
In 1985 I visited Iceland for 4 weeks. (Bloody hell, that’s a looong time ago.) Driving a Toyota Hilux from The Netherlands to Hanstholm, in the North of Denmark. From Hanstholm I took the car ferry to Tórshavn the capital of the Faeröer Islands. Two days later the sea voyage went on to Seyðisfjörður in the far North East of Iceland. During 4 weeks I travelled all over Iceland, fishing for trout and salmon.
Taking photographs with my analogue Minolta X500 and Fuji film (ASA 50/100/400)
What a trip! All in all a have been 6 weeks away from home and drove over 4.000 km listening to the radio or to one of the two (!) casette tapes (ELO / Time and Neil Daimond / Hot August Night) I had on board.
After a first week on my own in this empy stunning and wild country I was joined by my friend Bas who took a flight from Amsterdam to Reykjavik. Together we roamed the country catching beautiful trout, char (some of them sea-run) and Atlantic salmon. What always remains printed onto my memory, is the amazing light for photography. (Later on in life I recognised the special light conditions when visiting Orkney)
So, all the photographs you find below, are scans of 35 year old Fuji slides. Some of them had a lot of dust on them. But maybe that’s what makes them a little special. Hope you will enjoy them.