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A dialogue with nature: Irene Tondelli and the Icelandic landscapes

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Irene Tondelli says about herself:

“Born in 1987. I am a photographer and art director based in the north of Italy. I work on interior design and reportage-travel photography.

I like to find the extraordinary in the ordinary subjects I shoot at, while I wander in well-known and unknown places.

In every picture I take I look for a balance between clean design and storytelling, rigour into chaos.”

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About ‘1celand’:

As human, I strongly believe in the thaumaturgical effect of the time spent living in deep harmony with nature, as photographer I believe in the power of creating evocative images and share the magic I found somewhere with other people. Here’s how my 1celand series borns.

Some years ago I read an essay by the Italian writer and poet Giacomo Leopardi called “Dialogue Between Nature And An Icelander”, about the indifference of nature towards human suffering.

I started to investigate my intimate relation with nature through photography. Iceland has been one of the firsts landmarks of my research. I travelled all around the isle by car sleeping in my tent, trying to avoid any human contact, just me and nature.

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I focused on landscape and the contrast between residential areas and the Icelandic wide open spaces. Finding out how small I am standing in front a glacier or a waterfall has been a great life lesson.I think nature’s not

I think nature’s not indifferent towards humans, it simply follows its path, and us, as guest travellers in its greatness, we redefine our place in the world, we scale down our everyday problems, we remind the true essence of life.

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www.hirenetondelli.com

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16 January 2017
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