Iceland: land of ice with a heart of fire.
This week we’re travelling far in the north, to an island made of contradiction, where ice and fire have been living together for centuries in complete harmony, where humans feel so small and overwhelmed, and their presence seems to disturb Nature’s life.
I’ve always been fascinated by the Nordic countries, both from a cultural and a naturalistic point of view. One of the travels I’m dreaming of making is exactly to Iceland, and have the chance to dip into its wilderness and immortalize the strength and beauty of Nature.
To dream a little more, I couldn’t miss the photography exhibitions about Iceland that the Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali (Regional Museum of Natural Sciences) in Torino has organised. Lasting from December 3 2010 to January 9 2011, it shows various aspects of this beautiful country.
I was lucky enough to meet the photographer, Antonio Crescenzo, at the photo exhibition and talk with him for a while. I was enchanted to know the details of his trip to Iceland, how he took some of the photos and how he worked on his shots.
The only flaw was the quality of the prints: some of them were quite bad, and the black and whites were just tones of grey even when white was the dominant colour. But as I commented with the photographer, the museum paid for it, and funds were limited (as always when it comes to culture and arts). Nonetheless it is absolutely worth a visit, and for a 5-euro ticket you can visit the whole museum and the other temporary exhibitions.