Ran Benazra, born on 1990 in Israel, He is a designer and artist based in Jerusalem, currently studying Visual Communication in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.
His work is inspired by nature and exploration, finding the core aesthetics of each place, and then translated into visual and design projects.
The major challenge in his work is to adjust and find the right balance between nature and the modern design world while using traditional, analog and manual techniques to achieve the modern aesthetics without loosing the feeling of the rough, unpredicted and somewhat comforting results characterized by the nature around us.
In this series, I was hiking around Iceland for 3 weeks. Started with the famous Laugavegurinn trail and then circled the island with a rental car, going out for day hikes in between, while experiencing nature in all of its power, surrounded by glaciers, volcanos and lava field made everything look a bit surreal.