2018 Jan 19

Iceland by Alice Gao

Alice Gao’s style of photography is alluring yet simple and her series on Iceland captures the sparse landscape in varying stages.

Words by Elin Jones
Photographs by Alice Gao

Alice Gao is a New York-based travel and still life photographer whose work has been featured in Kinfolk Magazine, The New York Times T Magazine, WSJ Magazine and more. First starting out with a simple blog, she now boasts a prolific Instagram audience and her work is followed by thousands of followers.
Alice’s style of photography is alluring yet simple and clean and her series on Iceland (pictured here) captures the sparse landscape in varying stages. Some depict vast swathes of desolate and mountainous land, some outline the traces of human habitation and others feature wind-swept ponies and frozen ice blocks. The range of the imagery reflects the encounters between Iceland’s two main sides: inhospitable landscapes and resilient inhabitants.

Alice’s style of photography is alluring yet simple and clean and her series on Iceland captures the sparse landscape in varying stages.

Although the imagery seems faultless, Alice recalls that the journey was not so easy… “I was in Iceland with three other people in a Sedan—not the proper car for Iceland. We decided to go off the road to photograph a house, only to get stuck in 10 inches of mud. I couldn’t even step outside! We tried pushing the car to no avail and had to have an Icelander call a farmer who showed up with a pulley tractor and yanked us out of the mud.”
To view more of Alice’s photo series, click here.