Would you like a unique book filled with amazing photos from Iceland? Now's your chance.
Many people fall for Iceland but few fell harder than Martin Schulz from Germany. Schulz and Jon Thorsteinsson met online a few years ago when Jon had recently started his travel magazine Stuck in Iceland. Schulz became a guest writer for the magazine and has since shared many great travel stories and amazing pictures from Iceland with its readers. His articles and photos on Stuck in Iceland have often been featured in the Icelandic press and for a good reason, Martin has visited Iceland 15 times and traveled all over the country in all seasons (and in all kinds of crazy weather) to photograph this country he's so smitten with.
Getting those awesome pictures can be a cold business. But Martin is undeterred by the elements.
Jon says that from the start he thought posting Martin's amazing photographs from Iceland online was great but that these incredible photographs needed to be published in a high quality photo book. “A few weeks ago I had the idea of trying to create a crowdfunding project on Karolina Fund which had the aim of making this vision come true,” he says.
Hnausapollur crater in the highlands
“Martin was instantly hooked on the idea, he told me that the idea to create a book as a cross border production in the country that his pictures belong to, to create and publish it there was something which seemed to come directly out of his heart,” Jon adds.
Jon started the project planning while Martin chose the pictures for the book. "In late October Martin came to Iceland for the 15th time and worked with me and Adalheidur Ormarsdóttir who is a really skilled designer. We have completed the photo selection and have a clear vision on what the final product will look like. It will be an impressive book with high quality paper and some 50 amazing pictures of Icelandic nature and landscapes," Jon says.
The team behind the “Icelandic Seasons” limited edition photo book: Martin Schulz photographer, Adalheidur Ormarsdottir designer and Jon Thorsteinsson editor.
In the Icelandic Seasons you will find pictures from all around Iceland. It book will feature pictures from well-known places, but also hidden gems. Iceland is full of natural wonders and awesome places which you can travel to a thousand times and you will still find something new to explore.
In his travels and pictures Martins channels the great power of nature as well as how different it can look on each occasion you experience. Iceland is a place where you'll find things like the northern lights, impressive highlands and great festivals such as Eistnaflug. Iceland teaches those who visit the country how small humans are in the face of nature. In short, the book aims to capture and display the beauty of Iceland through the different seasons.
Sólstafir at Eistnaflug metal festival.
Martin has four favorite locations in Iceland. The first one is the glacial lagoon called Jökulsárlón and the surrounding region. Apparently, he proposed to his wife Alice there.
Jökulsarlón glacial lagoon
The second place is the area around Búðir located on the Snæfellsnes peninsula where Martin and Alice spent a wedding anniversary.
Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west of Iceland.
A more hidden gem is a great waterfall called Brúarfoss. To see the thousand little waterfalls running down into a deep blue rift is really unbelievably awesome.
Another place on the Snæfellsnes peninsula is Mt. Kirkjufell. Martin has spent dozens of hours photographing there around the year. We agree that a picture of this iconic mountain lit up with northern lights is the best he ever took.
Mt. Kirkjufell lit up by northern lights.
The team now has about two weeks to get enough support for the project and they hope that they will be able to make their dream come true. Go to Karolina Fund to support their project and insure that you'll get a copy of this limited edition – it's a great gift for yourself or someone you know loves Iceland.