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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Iceland (Storyville) BBC iPlayer

If you live in the UK, or have access to some of the programmes on the BBC iPlayer, then I can think of nothing better, than to suggest you look at “Last Days of the Arctic: Capturing the Faces of the North“.

Image © Ragnar Axelsson

I was recommended this from a blog participant (thanks Jeremy), last week, but since i was away on the Outer Hebrides, I didn’t have access to the internet (thanks to a severe lack of javaScript on Steve Jobs amazing iPad – claimed to be the ultimate web experience, if you’re only interested in 2/3rds of the internet that is – ahem).

So please watch the ‘storyville‘. It’s excellent and it has given me some more inspiration for my forthcoming return trip to Iceland this December / January (more on that later).

posted by Bruce Percy at 10:23 pm  

2 Comments »

  1. Hi Bruce,

    Thanks for the tip off. I watched this last night on my iPad2 ( yes I still haven’t escaped the cult). I particularly enjoyed the pictures of the old people in Iceland and their dying way of life. I am going to have to get a copy of his book “Faces of the North”.

    I noticed two other books in Beyond Words which I fancy, Iceland by Josef Hoflehner and Terra Borealis by Marco Paoluzzo. I do, if course, have your ebook on Iceland.

    This is costing me a fortune!

    Comment by Norman Bews — 16 May, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

  2. Hi Norrie,

    Yes, I’d like to get his book too (I’m an avid collector). I think I’ll ask Neil @ Beyond Words if he can source it for me.

    Josef Hoflehner’s book is lovely too (I’ve got that one). He’s very much in the mold of Michael Kenna a feel (one of the many who are influenced by him, I feel).

    Photography always costs a fortune. I just bought a plane ticket to Iceland for June. I’ve got another project bubbling away and wanted to go back to do some treks I’d missed out on when I was there in 2004 (I can’t believe it’s been that long since I made my portfolio images there).

    Also heading back in January 2012 to Iceland as well.

    The costs do tot up!

    Comment by Bruce Percy — 17 May, 2011 @ 11:23 am

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