Claus Sterneck (Germany, Iceland)
Claus (1970) first visited Iceland in 2003, going straight to Djúpavík for a week. He immediately fell in love with Djúpavík and knew that this place would change his life forever. Claus has spent every summer in Djúpavík since 2006 – to help in the hotel and to simply spend time in the place he loves most. In 2008 he decided to stay in Reykjavík over the winter instead of returning to Germany. He now happily lives in Reykjavík where he works as a postman.
His photography blog shows Iceland from a different perspective. His focus is on showing a unique view of Icelandic daily life which cannot be found in most picture books and articles on Iceland. Claus has been showing his photos at the old herring factory in Djúpavík since 2009. His pictures have also been shown abroad. One of his projects is “Pictures – and their sounds”, which combines the element of sound with his photography. When taking a picture, he also records the sound of the surrounding environment. Have a look here: www.claus-in-iceland.com/pats
This year Claus is emphasizing “Djúpavík in winter” in his work. He will be showing large-format photos, postcards and a book – all with snow and ice in the focus.
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