For our final portfolio, we were to create a collection of 7-10 images connected through a theme: in my case, extraterrestrial landscapes.
From the earliest use of a telescope to the first photo of Mars’s surface in 1976, the unknown void the universe presents has mystified and intrigued humans for thousands of years. Inspired by the American’s use of Iceland’s diverse terrain to simulate the moon landing, this collection showcases Iceland in the form of canyons, lava fields, beaches, natural hot spots, and glaciers in a way that highlights their untouched and almost extraterrestrial beauty. Throughout a race to find signs of life on other planets, this collection finds signs of other planets where there is already life.
As someone who has always wanted to explore the universe, and realized the impracticality of this, the creation of these images has given me comfort in the unexpected elements our world must have to offer if these examples of otherworldly beauty exist in just the small country of Iceland.