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Mundi

Portrait of a farmer.

Guðmundur Þorsteinsson – “Mundi” – lived at the Finnbogastaðir farm in Trékyllisvík, a tiny settlement in Strandir, Westfjords of Iceland.

Blessed with a rugged coastline, dramatic mountains, and picturesque bays, this remote area embraces great natural beauty and quiet. But with these benisons also come isolation and brutal weather. The long and dark winters, exacerbated by frigid northerly winds, make for a very hard life, more so for a farmer.

Mundi came from a generation of hardy Icelanders, now fast receding. He passed away last year on December 2. These portraits were taken in 2015.

Guðmundur Þorsteinsson of Finnbogastaðir farm in Trékyllisvík, Strandir, Iceland

"Mundi" - Guðmundur Þorsteinsson of Finnbogastaðir farm in Trékyllisvík, Strandir, Iceland

Guðmundur Þorsteinsson (1943-2021)
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II

 

A couple of images of Mundi‘s neighbourhood.

Árnes church in Trékyllisvík, Strandir, Iceland

Árneskirkja (1850) in Trékyllisvík
5D Mark III, 24-105L

 
Farm in Trékyllisvík in a snow storm at twilight, Strandir, Iceland

Twilight in Trékyllisvík
5D Mark III, 100-400L IS II

 
 
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