“Once Round The Ring” by Jackson Kirchner

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An interplay of light, contrast and color which highlights the sublime and the mysterious: thus I would describe Jackson Kirchner’s “Once Round the Ring” series, a collection of vignettes of architecture and life all over Iceland.

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Jackson Kirchner, an emerging film photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia, chose the setting of the Icelandic Ring Road – a circular road which connects different cities and geographical points in Iceland – as the setting for this series. That Icelandic light becomes an eerie yet beautiful setting for film photography comes thus as no surprise; however, what Kirchner is able to do so well is to seemingly capture the intersections of the mundane and the sublime in the small scenes that he shows us. His compositions, which evoke continuous interactions between the human world and the natural world, are technically masterful, evoking the tensions between architecture, humans, animals, a continuous strain between the human and supernatural beauty of the Icelandic landscape.

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Showcasing the sublime yet subliminal ways that natural landscapes merge with urban settings in a landscape that is known for its undeniable beauty, while highlighting the human presence and continuous imprint in the most natural landscapes. Kirchner’s choice of using different varieties of color film stuck which, in his own words, “helps accurately capture the dynamic environment of the island”. Some of the films used are Ektar 100, Lomochrome Purple 400, Velvia 50, Cinestill 50D, and Aerochrome.

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All images © Jackson Kirchner / Website: www.jacksonkirchner.com / Instagram: @jirchner
Written by Inês Melo

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