The new book by photographer and reporter Olivier Joly takes us to a melancholy Iceland of raw beauty. This book, composed of black and white photographs, immerses us in isolated places, in an icy, polar, solar tundra full of mystery.
Following a career as a sports journalist, Olivier Joly decided to change his life to devote himself to travel. He discovers Iceland and its vast expanses that impose silence and invite contemplation. The artist feels connected to this “dark” island and its “living” inhabitants.
A sensory work in which each image gives us an emotion intensified by black & white work perfectly mastered. “… It’s a universe that keeps my senses alive and makes me feel more alive than anywhere else,” he says. Behind each of his shots, we feel the hours of touch, the loneliness, the vibrations, the emotions felt before capturing the organic beauty that arises before the eye of the photographer.
A book that soothes troubled souls.
Flora di Carlo
Sagas Olivier Joly
140 B&W photographs,
Trichromy printing, barium photo printing effect.