Hi! We are Polly and Jacopo, a photographer and a designer from Helsinki, Finland. We would like to introduce you to: Iceland, rauður grænn blár (http://igg.me/at/iceland-rgb)
In June 2013 our dream to visit Iceland finally came true. Ten days and fourteen film rolls after, we have come back to Helsinki with this idea in our heads: putting together a coffee table book with our photographs of the breathtaking Icelandic landscapes.
As we did not want the book to be just a mere collection of images, we thought about involving a selected group of Icelandic poets and writers to help us finding the right words to support our shots.
We need your help to bring this beautiful book to life, support us on Indiegogo >> http://igg.me/at/iceland-rgb
The writers collaborating with us
When we started to think about the concept of the book, we thought it would have been interesting to collaborate with other artists, to inspire them to put into words the emotions developing from our photographs.
For several weeks we had been looking for Icelandic poets and writers interested in helping us with the book. It was difficult to find the right people!
Eventually we selected five fabulous Icelandic artists:
Brynja Huld Óskarsdóttir
The title of the book
Our book is called "Iceland, rauður grænn blár", in honour of the colours of the Icelandic landscapes:
rauður red: volcanoes, lava fields, fumaroles...
grænn green: mountains, green fields, farm lands...
blár blue: glaciers, rivers, ocean...
We have decided to donate a part of what will be raised to a charity, MaccaNow Foundation.
MaccaNow is Chris McCormack’s foundation, set up to commemorate his mother who passed away from breast cancer in 1999. It provides assistance to families who are in active treatment for breast cancer in order to lessen the financial burdens and improve their quality of life.
Lintustudio is a duo of young creatives based in Helsinki, Finland.
Polly Balitro | http://pollybalitro.com
A 26 year old artist and photographer, interested in analogue image making, traveling, culture and history and especially inspired by the natural environment.
Jacopo Chiapparino | http://jacopochiapparino.com
A 25 year old designer and developer, interested in web, typography, image making, traveling, triathlon, music and inspired by Earth’s beautiful nature.
Check out the campaign on Indegogo >> http://igg.me/at/iceland-rgb