About Me ! - Johann Helgason

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Hi my name is Johann Helgason. I live with my wife in Hafnarfjordur a suburb of Reykjavik Iceland. We have been together for 23 years and have two children, a boy born in 1997 and a girl born in 2002. We also have a cat named Mosi, which means Moss in Icelandic, the name was given to him by our daughter because of how "mossy" his pelt was as a kitten. 

As for info on myself, I find all kinds of photography enjoyable, food, portraits etc. but this site is mostly about landscape photography and in particular photographing Iceland, both from the ground as from the air. 

Obviously it goes without saying that I photograph my family extensively as well and since we like to travel alot I guess travel photography is on the list of interests as well.

Then two years ago I got myself a so called drone and was instantly hooked on aerial photography and video  and have since added aerials to my favorites along with landscapes.

Sveifluhals aerial view
Sunset over Powerplant

 I am lucky to live in one of the worlds most amazing countries in regard to landscapes, so it is no surprise that I try to take advantage of that and go out to make pictures when I can. Despite my interests in various other forms of photography, landscapes are currently my passion and in particular Icelandic landscapes. I absolutely love being outside, out in nature, up on a mountain, by a waterfall or what have you. I love both being there both with other photographers or completely on my own. Either has its appeal, being out on your own with nobody around and just untouched wild nature surrounding you is difficult to explain to anyone that has not experienced that personally, my best try would be in saying that there is something very calming and soothing to it and it creates an amazing state of wonder, you feel both so alive but at the same time so very small.

As much fun as it is being on your own, going on trips with people with similar interests is just as rewarding, being able to share with someone tips and tricks you have picked up and learn some things in return as well as enjoying the company of others.  For that reason I really enjoy going on trips, short or long with others be they fellow photographers or just my family. 

My photographs and videos are available for prints or licensing and if you are interested send me an email to johann@pictureiceland.com or use the contact link in the header and fill out the form.

I am also available by request to do shorter private photography tours and if you would like to look into the possibility of acquiring my services please send me a message at the same address as listed above.

I hope you enjoy looking around

Jóhann Á. Helgason