ICELAND AIRWAVES ENGAGEMENT SHOOT IN THE HEART OF REYKJAVIK.

I met Katrin & Keli this time last year at Iceland Airwaves, a music festival held in Reykjavik since 1999.  We instantly hit it off and have become really good friends.  

Outside the Harpa, Reykjavik. 

Outside the Harpa, Reykjavik. 

Inside the Harpa. 

Inside the Harpa. 

 

I was travelling to Iceland for work again this year and Keli very kindly offered me a room in his apartment right in the centre of Reykjavik for the duration of the festival.

 

I offered to photograph the happy couple and we managed to get some candid shots near and inside the Harpa, which is a concert hall constructed of glass panels of different colours and is inspired on Iceland's volcanic geology.   It's a beautiful piece of architecture.  

Harpa Concert Hall

Harpa Concert Hall

 

We also had a wander down to Lucky Records where Keli's band Endless Dark are playing during the music festival.   It's probably one of the best record shops in Reykjavik and perhaps the world boasting records that are so rare they don't have a price tag. 

Lucky Records

Lucky Records

Endless Dark performing at Bar 11, Reykjavik 

Endless Dark performing at Bar 11, Reykjavik 

 

We had a lot of fun wandering around Reykjavik and even had time to stop off at the world famous hot dog stand Baejarins Bestsu Pylsur where Bill Clinton famously enjoyed a dog (only with mustard though) poor form Bill.  It's well worth it and make sure you ask for EVERYTHING on it.   

Baejarins Bestsu Pylsur

Baejarins Bestsu Pylsur

Baejarins Bestsu Pylsur

Baejarins Bestsu Pylsur


The festival itself was incredible and I made new friends from all over the globe.   Can't wait to come back next year for Airwaves 2016. 

Katrin outside Hallgrímskirkja

Katrin outside Hallgrímskirkja