London-based photographer Kate Friend’s new series, shot in Iceland, features stunningly colorful photographs of the largest remaining glacier in the country. The glacier, called Vatnajökull, measures around 8,000 square kilometers of solid ice. Taken both in and outside the glacier, Friend’s photographs showcase its vastness and dramatic hues.
The brilliant blues and greys in the photographs are almost unbelievable; however, the dramatic coloration of the series' images was not manipulated or enhanced in post-production. The vivid colors in her photographs, Friend says, are true to life.
As the climate changes, glaciers like Vatnajökull are shrinking. According to an article about the series appearing on Exposure Guide, the glacier shrinks by about one meter each year. Friend’s images capture a setting that is constantly changing, and will likely look much different even one year from now.
Kate Friend's work has been featured in such publications as Vogue Italia, The Wall Street Journal, and The Sunday Times. She is also the founder and curator of MOTHER Magazine which her Iceland series was shot for.
via Exposure Guide