I began my training as a psychologist and filmmaker but after my first year, extended my practice into still photography. The main outlets of my creative expression are currently through the lens of still photography and the written word.
I'm fascinated with language, learning new ones, and our abilities to connect and (mis)communicate in all of them. I learned my first-second language at nineteen and believe it is never too late to learn another.
My personal work focuses on people, our identity in society, individually, and how society influences identity, with a focus on gender-related aspects. My commercial work spans the genres of portraiture, music, documentary and travel.
A self-confessed motorcycle addict since 1994, I completed a solo return journey (in two legs - near winter and late summer) from Stonehenge in England to Iceland's Arctic Henge to Reykjavik and back. You can find out more about that here.
In August 2016 my first book An Equal Difference was published. You can read more about the book or purchase a limited edition copy here. The 165 images and 20,000 words began with one portrait project I completed in 2013 with the assistance of Olympus who I was a Visionary for at the time. In December 2018 Olympus chose me as their ambassador for documentary photography.
I guest lecture in photography and film and speak internationally about my work. You can read some of my writing here. If you want to get in touch, feel welcome to get in touch.
Below are some examples of published work, including some recent interviews I have given about my work. Three audio interviews are included.
2019 Emotional Landscapes, Galleri Fold, Reykjavik
2018 Henge to Henge, After Nyne Gallery, London
2017 Steypa, University of Agriculture, Hveragerði, Iceland
2015 Fjallkonan, Icelandic Embassy, London
2014 Freyja Haroldsdottir, The National Portrait Gallery, Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize
2014 Maria, International Center of Photography, Faculty Show, New York City
2013 Fjallkonan, Loading Bay Gallery, Truman Brewer, London
2011 Carnival Sidelines, Association of Photographer´s Gallery, London
2008 Les Gitans des Saint Marie de la Mer, Gallery 32, London
2007 Selected works in Hackney Urban Development, Four Corners Photoforum, London
2006 Surfers, Association of Photographer's Gallery, London
2006 E84PH, Seven Seven Gallery of Contemporary Art, London
2005 Carnival Sidelines, The Guardian Newsroom, London
2004 Underground, 20th Century Theatre, London
Nominations, awards, and residencies
2018 Olympus Documentary Ambassador
2018 The National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, Shortlisted
2015 SIM Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland
2014 The National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, Finalist
2011 AOP OPEN, Finalist
2006 Fujifilm Distinction Awards, Finalist
2006 AOP Open, Judges Choice Award
2005 The Observer Hodge Award
2005 The IOI International Travel Competition, Finalist
2004 RIPE Benefactor Scholarship, The Workshops Rockport, Maine
2002 Joop Swart Masterclass Nomination
Clients and Publications Include
AFP (Agence France Presse)
Air Iceland My North
The Evening Standard
The Financial Times
The Pleasance Theatre Trust
The Reykavik Grapevine
The Saatchi Gallery
The Southbank Centre