The Land of Fire and Ice: A Photo Essay

October 5, 2017

Photography by Jesse Pafundi

Iceland is a rugged, raw and beautiful country full of insane landscapes. Jesse Pafundi’s photography perfectly captures the untamed natural beauty of this magical island through medium format film photography, offering a new perspective on a very popular destination.

“I shoot film. I shoot film because it makes me feel. It creates a stronger connection between myself and my images. It’s raw. Each frame is a decisive moment that cannot be duplicated, redone or changed. It is perfectly imperfect. Film…just is.

I’m a traveler, and adventurer and light seeker. My cameras come everywhere with me and photographs are the souvenirs of my life story. They are quite literally, my lifeblood. When I travel I often shoot with my Hasselblad 501cm, a medium format film camera. This camera is how I create my art. On lighter days or when I’m doing more of a documentary series, I turn to 35mm films and my Nikon FM3a.”

To see more of Jesse’s amazing film photography visit his Instagram

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  • Reply Anna October 6, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Absolutely stunning photos! I desperately want to go to Iceland but because we want to camp out we’ve left this for next year as opposed to going in November this year.


  • Reply Ashley Beolens October 8, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Simply stunning, you have captured the beauty of the bleakness so well, amazing shots, thank you for sharing them with us all.

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