A talk with … Valdimar Thorlacius
Validmar Thorlacius from Hveragerði answers some questions – short but we get what we want to know about him.
You come from Hveragerði, grew up in this town. What is it like to live in Hveragerði?
It´s nice and quiet, the people here are relaxed and the town has made a name for itself as some sort of “artist town”. I can enjoy nature from my backyard but still live close to the big city (Reykjavík) so yeah, it´s good.
You took your pictures in “Ölfus”, what does that mean exactly?
That’s not quite true. Ölfus is a municipality, and on a map Hveragerði is a small dot within this larger region. It makes Hveragerði look like an island in a lake.
Hence the name, An Island in Ölfus. It only means that I photographed Hveragerði and its surroundings in a geographical context to Ölfus.
What role does photography play in your life?
It´s just something that I do …
Takk fyrir, Valdimar :-)!
Proofreading: Melinda Kumbalek