Jökulsárlón Ice 1, Iceland (2014)
Colour photograph (C-type) by Laura Gompertz


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Laura Gompertz

United Kingdom

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Glacier ice in Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland.

Part of a series of photographs taken during a week in Iceland exploring ice caves and glaciers.

The patterns in the ice are like abstract paintings. The blue-ness or cloudiness of the ice is caused by how much compression it has undergone during the formation of the glacier.

This was taken on a brilliantly sunny afternoon in November. The enormous glacier lagoon is full of the sound of chinking from the floating glacier chunks, which can take 10 or more years to melt away. Some are 30m high! The lagoon is growing rapidly in size and the glaciers surrounding it are retreating incredibly fast. There was no lagoon at all 60 years ago!

Materials used:

C Type Durst Lambda Photographic Prints on Fuji Crystal Archive Paper

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