For those that may be tuning in for the first time, I am Joe shutter: a blogger and photographer based in Iceland. I pass on what I learn out here through my tailor-made photo workshops and tutorials: I always go the extra ten miles (or ten hours) to get the shots and get off the beaten track to me secret locations.  

If you are interested in a photo workshop/tutorial whilst in Iceland, get in touch through my email ( ) or through my Instagram handle @joe_shutter

Today was a strange day, and the world woke up up to news that the UK will initiate the process of withdrawing from the European Union, to be finalised within a two-year time period. It remains to be seen how this will effect (if at all) the European Economic Area, which could affect my ability to stay in Iceland as a UK citizen. As I said, it remains to be seen, so I will be watching the developments of events with baited breath. 

Meanwhile, I soldier on doing what I do best, taking pictures and telling stories through them. 

On this glorious summers day, I set off with Icelandic_explorer to explore some spots around the outskirts of Reykjavik. You only have to go 10-15 minutes out of town to get some beautiful (and interesting) spots. The first part of our evening was spent exploring the geodesic domes around a geothermal power station, then we moved on to the Red Hills, taking turns with "little people" shots and playing with perspectives.

Photography by Joe Shutter and Gunnar Freyr

For your enjoyment,

Joe Shutter



Tiny Town, Giant Fjord

The next step on mine and Frank's photo tour was Seydisfjordur. Nestled deep in the Eastfjords, it is the gateway to Iceland from Europe: this is where the ferry lands from Denmark after stopping in the Faroe Islands.

The town comes alive in summer not only because of the ferry arrivals  butt also because many artists come here in summer to take up summer residencies here. When you are down there, you are completely engulfed in the fjords, not in an overwhelming way, but it does give you a sense of how small you are in relation to the fjord.

When arriving from the route 1 highway, you must climb all the way over the side of the fjord and then all way down again, it is an epic ride! Especially when the road is covered in snow as it was when we did it.

Photography by Joe Shutter and Rock Scissors Taper

For your enjoyment,

Joe Shutter

The View From The Road

Very little to say here, ladies and gentlemen: just the next instalment of mine and Frank's journey around Iceland.

Since the last past contained so many portraits, I have eschewed the portraits altogether in favour of what I was able the grab from the car window on the way out.

For your enjoyment,

Joe Shutter

Photography by Joe Shutter