As a photographer myself I often find it very hard to fall in love with another photographer’s work. Sure, I’ll love one or two of their pictures but find that their other “photos of white models looking awkward and pretending to be high fashion” just don’t do anything for me (and trust me, there’s too many of those out there). I am glad to say though that I fell instantly in eternal love and admiration for Kristina Petrosiute‘s amazing body of photos, especially her series Beloved.
Based in Iceland, a country known for its natural, untapped beauty full of volcanic rock and tundra, it’s no wonder Petrosiute’s work is focused on capturing all those landscapes she calls home. But she does so with a prefect eye for composition and atmosphere that elevate her work above others I have seen. In this particular series there’s always a person investigating (or perhaps wandering) the landscapes captured under her lens, which makes the photos not only portraits of nature but portraits of humanity within nature. A sense of isolation is magically juxtaposed to the human desire for adventure and discovery, and the results are beautiful.
I leave you all with these astounding, paralyzed moments of frosted countryside and hope they might inspire you in your own artistic endeavors, I know they have inspired me.
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