Iceland, an uneasy calm

Photograph titled 'Dark Force' taken by Tim Rudman in Iceland

‘Iceland, an Uneasy Calm’ is a series of photographs taken in Iceland over the last eight years by Tim Rudman who is acknowledged as one of the very finest landscape photographers working today. This stunning collection will be exhibited at the Fox Talbot Museum in Lacock, Britain’s birthplace of photography, from 9 January to 10 July.

Myth and magic

Tim describes his fascination with the country as ‘a land of myth and magic, of fearsome subterranean power and spectacular scenery’.

‘The other worldliness of Iceland is something many have tried to capture and Tim’s images in particular capture the isolation and singular landscapes of Iceland’, says Fox Talbot Museum curator Roger Watson from the National Trust. ‘In Britain we are fortunate to live in many varied landscapes, but nothing is more unique in terms of scenery than Iceland.’

Depth and tone

The photographs in the exhibition are printed in black and white and are split toned, giving the images an enhanced depth. Tim Rudman is regarded as a master printer and his skills in the darkroom, coupled with his skills behind the camera, create images with a heightened sense and unexpected depths.

Tim Rudman captures a 'Storm over Vestrahorn'
A storm is brewing over Vestrahorn in Iceland, captured in a photograph by Tim Rudman

About the artist

Tim is well known internationally for his pioneering work in Lith Printing and distinctive toning methods of black & white silver gelatine prints, authoring a number of books and hundreds of articles in this field including his newest book ‘Iceland, an Uneasy Calm’. He exhibits his work internationally and has taught in every corner of the globe, with work held in collections worldwide, including the National Media Museum in Bradford UK.
 

'Passing Winter Traffic' by Tim Rudman
A car drives through a white, snowy landscape in Iceland, a photography captured by artist Tim Rudman