ICELAND by Josef Hoflehner
Iceland, over the past years, Josef Hoflehner has visited this extraordinary place several times - in winter months as well as in summer. For this new monograph, sixty-five terrific black and white landscape images were selected. Magical landscapes with stunning black beaches, mystical rock formations, and powerful waterfalls. A beautiful photo book and one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Magnificent reprint of one of the most popular black-and-white landscape photography books: Iceland, originally published in late 2006, the first edition completely sold out in a matter of months, and shortly after, signed copies of the first edition were sold for $300 per copy on internet auctions. The second edition has even more majestic photographs from Iceland.
Josef Hoflehner was born in 1955 in Wels, Austria. Although his native country could boast awesome mountains, it had no coastlines, deserts, or empty spaces where one had an unobstructed view of the horizon.
It is precisely these unimpeded views that have fascinated him from the very beginning. At the age of 20, he abandoned his 9-to-5 job in Johannesburg and began to travel within South Africa, shooting and experimenting with his newly purchased camera.
“I like empty spaces,” Josef Hoflehner has said. “I like to mix up or change my style often, and to experiment with focus and time. Somehow, it is the seemingly most desolate landscapes that have the greatest impact on me.”
31 x 2.3 x 33 cm