Remarkable, Otherworldly Photos of Icelandic Landscapes

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It’s remarkable what a camera can do to reality. When you first see these photos by British photographer Dan Holdsworth, you’re not entirely sure what you’re looking at — abstract geometric designs? Computer-generated fractal landscapes? The surface of the moon? In fact, the images are all of glaciers in that most photogenic of countries, Iceland. They’re part of a series called Blackout, which we spotted via Faith is Torment, and while the idea of printing large-scale negatives can be gimmicky in the hands of the wrong artist, the fact that these images are presented as negatives only makes them more striking and otherworldly. They’re like staring into some impossible world, both strangely familiar and entirely alien. You can see more of Holdsworth’s work at his website.

Photo credit: Dan Holdsworth

Photo credit: Dan Holdsworth

Photo credit: Dan Holdsworth

Photo credit: Dan Holdsworth

Photo credit: Dan Holdsworth

Photo credit: Dan Holdsworth

Photo credit: Dan Holdsworth

Photo credit: Dan Holdsworth

Photo credit: Dan Holdsworth

Photo credit: Dan Holdsworth