Gas Station Arts Centre 445 River Ave
Gaui H from Reykjavik, Iceland (Flash’s first international photographer!)
“When I am photo or video shooting, I am always looking for a different angle or view of things. Often I will see the models on locations in my head long before I go for the shoot. What inspires me the most these days is the rough nature of Iceland. Nature here can be really beautiful but brutal as well. I try to capture the raw uncut landscape and spice it up a little.
I have been taking pictures since my grandfather and grandmother gave me a Kodak camera when I was 9. We were on our way to a summerhouse in the south of Iceland and they bougth 2 Kodaks, one for me and one for my cousin. There were many pictures taken that trip and that summer.
Later on I started having more interest in digital photography. I got my first digital camera, which was a Kodak as well, in 2004. A Kodak DX3215, I can’t say much about that camera. The only joy I got out of using that are the pictures I have of my kids today, hehe. Later on I started using Canon. But today I only shoot with Sony. The A7 line is what fits me the best today.
My favourite moments these days are when I am somewhere out in nature, walking around for hours and shooting. Iceland is an amazing country and you can shoot the same place again and again because the light is almost never the same when you are there.”
A launch party, held in two countries, brought together with technology!
Thursday, October 6, 5pm-8pm
With the use of Skype, meet the Icelandic photographer, Gaui H., FLASH’s first international artist. Gaui’s work will be showcased and celebrated both here and with a group of Icelandic artists in in Reykjavik, Iceland. In addition to viewing his photography, participants will have the opportunity to speak with the artist and other Icelanders in a Skype booth. A video, created by the artist will also be screened.
Stop by on your way home from work or on your way to another FLASH event. Cheers/Skál!