January 15, 2014

Iceland Adventures

spilling through
car windows
bowing out songs
that sound like symphonies.
Lake water dripping
off of your
curly hair
I tried to trace
into constellations.
Canus Major
And a thousand others
I have not yet named.




In July I travled to Iceland with my boyfriend. A first real holiday I have been on in years with no agenda but to completely disconnect from the world for a week.

We hired a campervan and with a cooler box of food and a map, with no plan, we drove aimlessly and got lost in the best possible ways. We hiked along the cliffs at two in the morning, watched puffins build nests, bathed in hot springs, ate a lot of cheese and bread, built our own cairn on top of a mountain that felt like we were on the moon, walked through an endless black earth and discovered remote little cabins in the middle of nowhere that we dreamt about moving to.

We barely spoke to another soul our entire time there. The best adventure I have ever been on. Excited I am going back this September to photograph a wedding and explore this beautiful country a lot more.

taken with a mix of film, digital and iPhone.


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So unreal. Those are the best kind of adventures.

So beautiful Samm, absolutely stunning

I love Iceland, these pictures are amazing

Samm, I am speechless.

Stunning photos! I am in love with them all! :)

When I first heard about your camper van story in Seattle I was completely intrigued and left knowing this would be the best way to visit Iceland!

Ohhh how I love Iceland. I went in August last year and it was definitely the most amazing place I’ve visited. Rugged, peaceful and utterly breathtaking! Love your photos as always Samm.

You captured it well, Samm. Absolutely wonderful.

Oh gosh Sammy,u make me wanna go to Iceland too!!!

Just lovely my friend.

the pictures are amazing.

So beautifully peaceful.
How wonderful that you get to go back and shoot a wedding there!.

this is fucking awesome

These are breathtaking. You are living my dream. :) Really though.

Samm… you are amazing. I’ve been wanting to go to Iceland for so long and this just makes me want to go even more. Love xx

I do love how the Pros are unashamedly adding the iPhone camera to their repertoire. Beautiful images, exhibition worthy!

Inspiring work sammy, just amazing.

The best adventures are those unplanned, unexplained, unpredictable and leave a mark on your soul. Your frames of this journey show all of this.
Particularly adore the abandoned plane.

samm, ohhh. my heart is flipflopping looking at this set. x

Beautiful Samm!

Could you share what films were used? I love those tones!

LOVE LOVE LOVE them all, especially the puffins and the ponies and the cliffs and well the everything

these are so rad! make a book.
I’ll buy.

These are just magic. Haunting. So lovely.

Oh Sam. These are breathtaking! x

This looks amazing Samm! I thin k you should print them all and wallpaper your apartment ;)