Karl Magnússon

Little about me

I was born and raised in Reykjavik, Iceland. I lived with my family in the center of Reykjavik during my first 8 years and then we moved out to the suburb.

Like many children of my generation we were sent out to country side of Iceland to work on farms during the summer holidays from school, which was a whole 4 months, and on those farm I came to admire the country landscape which I had plenty of time to enjoy during my time at the farms.

In my late teens I went out to sea and sailed on Danish, Swedish and Icelandic ships. I went with these ships all over Europe, U.S.A, Canada, Panama canal, Australia and Japan.

At last I settled down in Gothenburg, Sweden and got married, and a soon my son was born. I didn't stay married for long so I and my son moved to Iceland and then back again to Sweden and Malmoe.

I stayed for 10 years in Malmoe until I moved back to Gothenburg to study at Chalmers tekniska högskola. I studied transportation engineering and logistics. After my studies I moved back to Iceland to work and after a while I moved to Landskrona in Sweden.
Finally I moved back to Reykjavik, Iceland where I am still living.

About my philosophy and approach to photography

I like to take landscape photographs and I especially like the HDR (high dynamic range) technique of landscape photography. I feel it comes closer to the real life experience at the moment the picture was taken.

I display most of my pictures I have taken on my website, even those I’m not entirely happy with. I am learning that even though I myself am not entirely happy with the resulting pictures, others might like them very much. And the positive feedback from people viewing my pictures confirms this.

I am planning to take more pictures around Iceland and in the highlands so that I can display them on my website. I have not been so active in my winter photography. But that will probably change in the near future.

I have displayed relatively high resolution pictures on my website to try to give people visiting my website the great experience of Icelandic nature and landscape. I hope these pictures will inspire people to come visit us in Iceland in the future. So that they can experience for themselves one of the last unspoiled natural landscapes in the world.