Mögnuð Jörð (Magnificent Earth)

In Icelandic, the word for “Magnificent” also refers to “Magnetisism” and “Magic”. We are normally unaware of the huge magnetic forces which sculpt glacier ice, conduct the Auroras, and direct the waves, all in a magnificent way. This previously unpublished collection of limited edition photographs was captured with the Magic Cloth technique, a technique pioneered by Tony Prower for digital photography. The use of this technique means that each image is uniquely hand-crafted in the camera at the location as different parts of the scene are exposed for different durations over a long exposure with the help of a cloth, just like a conjurer. These long exposures record an accumulated effect of these Magnetic forces. The nature literally becomes the brush. The hope is for the viewer to sense the huge magnetic forces which govern our planet as we hurtle around our sun, to see the Magnificence created by these forces and to feel the Magic of the photography.


These 14 works are fresh and unpublished on image sharing sites, such as flickr, 500px, facebook and twitter. You have to attend an exhibition, or buy them to see them properly. The versions below are heavily watermarked and because of the massive reduction in size, these don’t do the colour of the actual works any justice.

  • Exclusive, no internet use
  • Limited Edition
  • Museum grade prints
  • Magic Cloth long exposure

Auroras
All the vertical auroras were taken within 10 minutes. I left a group of 12 very happy Irishmen to hunt reflections in the part frozen lagoon at Fjallsárlón, South East Iceland. This night the auroras were very impressive. We are at the foot of Iceland’s largest volcano – Öræfajökull. Often it appears that the auroras are attracted to the sub-glacial caldera.

Iceland fine art print
Pung Fangelsi Strong auroras and interesting shapes at Jökulsarlon glacier lagoon, note movement of the big ice chunks at the bottom. Pung Fangelsi is the ball clenching fear experienced by a falling man. Magic cloth technique.

Limited to 100 peices. 60cm x 40cm Signed Limited edition GBP800

 

photo art print
Stjörnuspeki Rós At the top of Iceland’s biggest volcano, auroras dance with rare pink flares. Reflections captured in the still lagoon between the ice. Magic cloth technique.

Limited to 200 peices. 80cm x 50cm Signed Limited edition GBP1200

 

Iceland fine art photo
Vatnslitímyndir Marvelous Aurora display rises above the Öræfajökull Volcano. The rare blue colours are where sun light is hitting the top of the aurora. Magic cloth technique.

Limited to 50 peices. 90cm x 60cm Signed Limited edition GBP2100

 

Aurora fine art print
Hvítlauks Bergmál A garlic flavoured aurora echos over the Örafæ Volcano. A few seconds was all that was needed to capture this strong streak of Aurora. Magic cloth technique.

Limited to 100 peices. 60cm x 40cm Signed Limited edition GBP700

 

Iceland fine art aurora
Mögnuð Jörð The title piece of the exhibition is this strong vertical with the aurora reflected in a small patch of water, like a looking glass to the center of the earth. Magic cloth technique.

Limited to 200 peices. 60cm x 40cm Signed Limited edition GBP1750

 

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Pung Frelsi This amazing Aurora display over the Jökulsarlon Glacial Lagoon. Pung Frelsi is the Icelandic term for the freedom of the balls experienced by a man gyrating his hips in a Tom Jones style. Magic cloth technique. Limited to 100 peices. 60cm x 40cm8 Signed Limited edition GBP800

 

aurora fine art photography
Rafmagns Hnjúku This beautiful electric shape appearing above Iceland’s highest point (Hnjúkur) with colourful auroras reflected in the lagoon, but only for a moment. Magic cloth technique. Internet use: No. Limited to 100 peices. 60cm x 40cm Signed Limited edition GBP1200

 

Aurora fine art print
Fidringur Kyssti This spectacular aurora display was captured at Fjarsarlon Glacier lagoon and represents the butterfly feeling of your first kiss. Magic cloth technique. Internet use: No. Limited to 100 peices. 60cm x 40cm Signed Limited edition $650

Ice
Auroras are for the lucky tourists, but “ice” is guaranteed. Here I am showing how the elements interact with the ice, how the seas and the sand sculpt beautiful and unique shapes and mostly how the early Winter sunlight interacts with the structures and colours within the ice.

Ice fine art print

Hvítfell The magic of snow as it transforms a landscape into a fairy story. This high key scene features a beautiful mountain known only as “Fell” (hill), reflected in a small pond. Hvitfell means white mountain. Magic cloth technique.

Limited to 100 peices. 60cm x 40cm Signed Limited edition GBP400

 

Ice fine art photography
Avaxtar Árangri At the edge of the ocean the elements meet with great meaningfulness not seen by most. This is a great arrangement for fruity ice. Magic cloth technique.

Limited to 400 peices. 75cm x 50cm Signed Limited edition GBP1250

 

Ice photoHvolpar Hreinsistöð At the edge of the ocean the elements meet. The great forces make some of the big ice chunks shake. This is a great place to wash your puppy (but dangerous so don’t really). Magic cloth technique.

Limited to 400 peices. 75cm x 50cm Signed Limited edition GBP1300[/one_half_last]

 

Ice beach photography
Skonsur Himinn Such strange colours come from the Winter morning light. This morning the sky was like an Icelandic egg sponge, which goes nicely grilled with cheese. Magic cloth technique.

Limited to 200 peices. 60cm x 40cm Signed Limited edition GBP550

 

Ice beach fine art print
Svarta Stungan Ice is not just blue but can be black as well from the volcanoes. The waves give a choice of backgrounds in the morning light, the perfect setting for a murder. Magic cloth technique.

Limited to 200 peices. 60cm x 40cm Signed Limited edition GBP500

 

Iceland fine art
Líparít Ís This high key ice reminds me of rhyolite with its porphyritic basalt texture. In both cases it is a matter of pressure over time. Magic cloth technique. Internet use: No. Limited to 200 peices. 60cm x 40cm Signed Limited edition GBP600

 

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