I've had a fascination with visual arts ever since I can remember. As a child, when looking at paintings and photographs, I became immersed in them. I daydreamed about running around in the landscapes, entering buildings and walking the paths depicted in those images. I soon felt the urge to create some images of my own and started drawing and painting; a pastime I still regularly turn to.

From early age I enjoyed paging through books about art and admired the paintings of many painters, ranging from the renaissance masters to contemporaries as well as the few painters working in my home town of Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland. Nowadays I find inspiration for my photography in the works of painters like Edvard Munch, Odd Nerdrum, Lucian Freud and J.M.V. Turner, as well as in many of the classic and contemporary photographers.

When digital photography came available to me I started taking images as a reference for my paintings. I first visited flickr.com in 2005 and saw the wonderful things many amateur photographers were doing. It sparked the idea, that maybe my reference photos could stand alone as photographs. I posted a few of those old photos, which I had intended to use for painting, and started taking more images for my flickr page, which can be found at: flickr.com/photos/asmundur/

Prints are available for sale: www.photoshelter.com/usr-show/U0000wqVM5BJhihk/

I can be reached at asmundurth (at) gmail.com

If you are interested in HDR images you might want to check out my new blog: http://hdri.wordpress.com/

My new photoblog: asmundur.shutterchance.com/

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    u n c o m m o n says:

    "I can only stick with the testimonial from mr Kris.. What els is there to say..."

    6th September, 2007

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    Kris Kros says:

    "You are my inspiration."

    31st August, 2007

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    Lampeduza says:

    "ASMUNDUR IS A MASTA!!! A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER!!! HE HAS A GREAT EYE AND CAPTURE WONDERFULLS THINGS!! THE HDR STYLE IS AMAZING!! ALL A PIONEER! I ENJOY A LOT HES STREAM ALLWAYS A PLEASURE!!! NEVER STOP TO TAKE PHOTOS!!! WE LOVE YOU MAN!!!"

    1st May, 2007

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    !efatima says:

    "Asmundur photostream is a treat to the eyes. From compositions to color its a feast. Totally awesome."

    25th April, 2007

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    Richelle Ludwick says:

    "Absolutely stunning, engaging, magical photography."

    16th July, 2006

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    mur58 says:

    "Asmundur effect:
    1- After I saw his photos which are shockingly beautiful, I decided to learn about HDR.
    2- I dropped a note to my agenda: "Find a way to immigrate to Iceland"
    3- A serious photographer group in Istanbul begine to experiment on HDR.
    Thank you! You did more then "reaching out and touching someone"; you became an inspiration."

    6th April, 2006

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    Peter Sundstrom says:

    "Asmundur has managed to create a very distinctive and successful style to his images. In particular, his HDR images with their moody skies and errie landscapes have a maximum impact and instant appeal."

    31st March, 2006

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    hkvam says:

    "Asmundur's photos deliver such a strong punch with his exceptional sense of perspective and composition and the ability to see the world around him in an unique way. Great photos from a talented artist, a photostream I keep coming back to and one that I always look forward to visiting."

    30th March, 2006

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    Ms. Moll says:

    "This could get a bit ridiculous, I'd quite happily 'favorite' most of asmundur's photos - wonderful scenery, wonderful lighting and wonderful photos."

    18th December, 2005

Name:
Ásmundur Þorkelsson
Joined:
March 2005
Hometown:
Vestmannaeyjar
Currently:
Kopavogur, Iceland
I am:
Male and Taken
Email:
asmundurth [at] gmail.com