For inquiries regarding purchase of prints or licensing fees on photographs, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for info, detailing your request.
I spend too little time on Flickr to be able to answer questions on processing, cameragear, technique, Iceland and travel tips. So I can not guarantee that I get to answering mail on Flickr until weeks or months later-or at all.
www.hkvam.com/ for info.
If you see any photos in my stream that you would like to use, please contact me by either Flickr Mail or email.
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Erik Anestad says:
"Recently (spring 2012) I came upon a picture from Iceland that Helga had posted.
That evening my wife and I looked trough a considerable amount of her photos in amazement.
Never before had i seen anyone capture the beauty of Iceland, or landscape, as she had. I visited Iceland in 1997 on my way to Sweden and was fascinated of the stark, but intensely beautiful landscape. Helgas pictures has brought on an intense urge to go back and explore.
Thank you for sharing those wondeful picture with us."
7th May, 2012
"Helga has been one of my biggest inspirations here on Flickr. Her images always start me with a gasp! She has a wonderful eye for detail, composition and color. I am convienced that Helga has no boundries when it comes to creating a stunning image.
Thanks so very much for sharing your beautiful country and your inspiration."
9th February, 2010
Derridale (Pete) says:
"I am truly honoured to be listed among Helga's contacts and friends. Her photos are absolutely wonderful, partly for the technical skill, but largely for the amazing eye and brain behind the viewfinder that is the factor that really creates those pictures. Oops - they are not "pictures' - each photograph is an experience in itself.
Iceland truly has some phenomenal assets, including the incredibly photogenic scenery, but also Helga and Volundur as ambassadors, who make people from far away, like me, want to visit Iceland.
Keep up the beautiful work Helga - very much appreciated by so many."
3rd September, 2008
"Helga's pictures are my favorite to visit on flickr; she never ceases to inspire my imagination and give me hope through the capturing of beautiful things through the lens of her camera."
28th June, 2008
"Talent abounds from Helga -- I love her work - it's completely inspiring to me - refreshing and simply amazing. She relies on her skills as a photographer and her ability to show us her part of the world like no other -- wonderful work!"
26th September, 2007
Frank Jonen says:
"Flickr's "Queen of Contrast" never fails to stun with her sharp vision of nature capturing the raw elements in tonal range and vivid colors.
With her poetic moments in the life of the Iceland nature, Helga Kvam brought the country closer to the world at large."
24th September, 2007
"Helga is a true stand out among the many unique styles of digital photography I that I can recognize as the "Icelandic Style" :)). She has an excellent way of capturing and nurturing the fantasy effect her countryside has on folks like myself not from Iceland. It's NOT a shock that she has images in Icelandic tourism ads. That whole "Viking Saga" conquering the hard, dark elemental God's of the Northern Worlds feeling. A silly foreigner like myself just eats it all up of course, lol. Helga seems to have no plateau on creativity and equipment either. Many of her images invoke magic for certain. She's another flickrite we all hope stays with us for some time."
4th July, 2007
"I think Helga was born with a camera in her hand. Then she only had to start to do the photography. For a long time ago I've been visiting her stream and I am always stunned by her work and I could really hardly find the words to describe it properly as she is so versatile. Everything is perfect here. She is a great teacher for many of us, a huge inspiring presence. I'm grateful she shares her works with us. Thank you Helga!"
25th May, 2007
"Through Helga's enchanting images one gets lost in her world of trolls and volcanoes, black sands and grand landscapes. Her sensitivity and technical skill are strictly bonded together, as poetry and communicative power should always be to conquer hearts and minds.In a word, snilld!"
16th May, 2007
"Helga's photography is like nothing else. All of her pictures seem to have the air of a fairy tale about them; as though you're stepping into another world while viewing them. How she can manage to turn a seemingly ordinary sheet of cloth into an image of an angel/wolf, I'll never know. But I do know this: She creates beautiful and heart-stirring imagery. I've always looked forward to visiting her stream. If you take any time at all to look, you will too.
Plus she has the best fake-shocked expression I've ever seen."
2nd May, 2007
Stuck in Customs says:
"Helga is either a direct descendant of a Scandinavian goddess or caught between the planes of existence, sprinkling down her prophetic and prescient mana from Heaven in the form of photographic genius."
30th April, 2007
The Norwegian says:
"stunning vistas, beautiful nature, shot like only you can... hauntingly rugged and beautiful landscapes, captured delicately and with your own style.
better advertising for Iceland is hard to come up with c",)"
6th January, 2007
Jeff Clow says:
"Helga is an extremely talented photographer - and one quick look through her photostream will confirm that fact. She uses light, color and composition as well as any photo artist in the world.
But what you might not know is that this classy lady is also a generous member of the Flickr community who takes the time and makes the effort to praise other's works here on a regular basis.
Flickr is a better place because Helga is involved here, and I'm proud to call her a friend...."
31st December, 2006
"how can i start this? i'll just state the obvious and hopefully you'll understand :D
her pictures are incredible, the quality is imbedded in each of her creations and her variety of concepts are limitless....
i'm honored to view her work and wish her the best..:)
7th November, 2006
"If you're reading this, you probably have a clue already that Helga is awesome. Without a doubt, she is one of the best photographers on Flickr. Her lush imagery, immpeccable presentation, and direct manner will get you. Actually, it already did, huh? :-) well join the club."
25th July, 2006
"This girl never stops comming up with great ideas and is able to execute them to perfection.
She goes thru a lot of work , driving by old roads in the mountains late @ night just to amuse us otheres with fantastic images.
Not to forget... knowing Helga personally is a great joy since she is such a nice person."
29th June, 2006
"Helga's work is my window to a world where the sky meets the earth at a place with the stunning beauty of a blue sapphire and the mercilessness of steely clouds and a snow flurry in June.
But that's only the one side of her work. When you follow her stream for a little while longer, and when you recover from the mesmerizing effect of her breathtaking landscape images, you'll notice she also lets you take part of the life of the people on this remote island. Stories appear of long nights trapped in rooms that provide protection from an icy climate. Creative experiments and graphical excursions, both performed with a plentiful of talent and artistic soul.
Thank you for sharing this with us here!"
25th May, 2006
"There are many landscape photographers on flickr and in the world. Helga is one of the greats. Capturing the world around her with a sensitivity and an eye for the beauty of her home, her images are captivating, atmospheric and dramatic. Much of her landscape works echoes the heroes of ancient poets, living in an unspoilt world, making their way with little damage, but much impact. Helga is, without doubt, a jewel of Iceland."
13th May, 2006
"I constantly find myself mesmarized by Helga's work. Her images are rich, sharp, poignant, and refreshing. She creatively captures her subject and transfers it to the frame as artistically as a painter does with a brush. I love her eye, perspective, and her point-of-view. Whenever I see "hkvam" attached to an image, I know I'm in for a treat!"
11th May, 2006
"Helga is the only person I know who can take a photo of an egg and have 50 people fave it. Seriously. Beyond photography and into artistry."
10th May, 2006
"Not knowing where to start just take a look at as many of her photos as you can. She has captured an exquisite visual journey so well. Shazam!!!"
14th April, 2006
Mark Twells says:
"Helga's photographs are relentlessly stunning. The dark, moody landscapes are carefully presented, and certainly inspire me to greater things.
Thank you for sharing them with us all!"
6th April, 2006
myla kent says:
"Helga takes some of *the* most beautiful pictures and has one of the most unique perspectives here @ flickr. I absolutely adore her work."
20th March, 2006
"An iced vitality with a warm succession of variegated sets: ironic ("Drinkable"), lived ("Photo trips"), romantic ("Sing for me"), able ("Photo challenges"). And a lot of charming snow shots."
15th February, 2006
O Caritas says:
"There is a quiet, solemn profoundness about the photographs that Helga takes. Her careful consideration of her subjects produces images that seem to come more from what she feels than from what she sees."
2nd January, 2006
"Helga's work is stunning. Frankly she is one of the best I have seen on flickr. Her work is filled with so much beauty. Breathtaking!
Keep up the great work Helga..."
24th October, 2005
Emily Quinton says:
"Helga's images are inspirational. There is always something new and exciting to see here. Her talent is breathtaking and she never ceases to amaze me.
A true artist."
7th October, 2005
la femme jen says:
"Helga has an amazing gift of color and composition. Her landscapes are breathtaking and monumental; intensely saturated with color and texture. All of her photos speak of immense talent and her photostream is a must watch for anyone who wanted to learn something about how to take beautiful images. Her photos also allow me to see other parts of the world without ever having to leave my computer and for that i'm forever grateful :) keep up the amazing work!"
4th October, 2005
"Helga is a Music teacher. To me that is Art!!
She have put her love & intuitions of art into her photographies.
Although she had just into taking pictures recently, but she have exhibited her talent as the photo's artist in her shots.
I am confident that she could be the best teacher of photographies."
28th September, 2005
joey kennedy says:
"Helgas eye is amazing. she uses color that touches your soul. Then she delivers a mood that both calms and excites the mind!
She lives in a place that is one of a kind too! Another planet if you will! ICELAND! Her 2600km Set is one of the best i have ever seen on Flickr!
So, Put on some moody, chill music, open 2600km, click the slideshow, layback and enjoy!"
19th September, 2005
jolanda r (aka jojoro) says:
"Helga makes astonishing pictures, especially of her beautiful country. Please, do yourself a big favour and take the time to see Helgas' slide show from her 'short trip' of 2600 km.! All I can say: you just don't understand HOW she does it! But I'm very glad THAT see does it, because I always look forward to her new pictures..."
18th August, 2005
TurningTide Photography says:
"For a beginner she simply has what it takes to be a very talented professional. Helps she lives in a very photogenic country, but to pick up a digital camera and come out with such amazing imagery... words can't describe... What a truly great soul"
29th July, 2005
| HD | says:
"I'm still trying to find the right words. hkvam is a superb talent, and a natural. Her unique ideas blow me away :) and she's probably, by far, the best capturer of splash shot and liquid based compositions :) her work is always highly rated on my list."
11th July, 2005
- Helga Kvam
- September 2004
- Akureyri, Iceland
- Svalbarðsströnd, Iceland
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- hkvam [at] internet.is
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- msn [at] hkvam.com