The Saga-Steads of Collingwood & Ingólfsson
“The photographs are frozen moments – usually a quarter of a second to two seconds, imprinted on the film. That's the amount of time I've conserved. What constituted a comparable time period in Collingwood's creative process? How long did it take for him to draw and/or paint each picture?” asks photographer and chronicler Einar Falur Ingólfsson in his newest book, Saga-Steads, published by Crymogea. The work contains Ingólfsson's photographic dialogue with the watercolors and drawings of English artist and antiquarian W. G. Collingwood, who traveled around western Iceland in 1897. A century later, Ingólfsson retraced Collingwood's footsteps with a camera. The National Museum of Iceland possesses some 203 works by Collingwood, and on the occasion of the book's publication, Ingólfsson put up an exhibition in the museum, featuring his photographs and Collingwood's works.
Photographs from the book: Einar Falur Ingólfsson
Cinematography / Photography: Karl R. Lilliendahl
Cinematography / Editing: Þorsteinn J.
Music: Einar Valur Scheving, Cycles