When I thought for the first time about creating a new body of work I started studying light and darkness. It is a huge subject that inspires me for a long time already. This subject is so huge which of course is in the first place the reasons why it is even possible that we are living on earth.
During my research period, I was taught that light and darkness move in waves and exist in very many small parts. This magical structure is normal to us but as a photographer searching for light and darkness, it is an inspiration and reason to express it in a photo story. The first idea was to create portraits that were either very dark or light but during my survey, I found it necessary to add landscape images to the suitable portraits, which resulted in duo images.
Once I decided to visualize this concept in landscape images as well I searched for a location where there are white & black colors combined in the landscape. For me, Iceland embodies this with its immense lava fields and snowy weather during wintertime (I visited Iceland in February).
The landscape images chosen for this project are: glacier, ice rocks, streams and lava rocks (due to the many volcano eruption lava flowed over Iceland and solidified when it reached the sea, it created fairy-tale like rocks).
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