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The Imagery Of Faran Najafi: Medium Format Meets The Harsh Winter Of Iceland

The Imagery Of Faran Najafi: Medium Format Meets The Harsh Winter Of Iceland

Iceland has been a topic of jealousy for me. It seems that many photographers go there, and as they do, they share their experiences with the online world. I take it all in from my desk, taking a moment to jump into each frame so that I can imagine what it would be like to be there, even for a moment. 

Recently, I came across another series of photos that I just had to share. Faran Najafi has been a friend and colleague of mine for many years. Based in San Francisco, we had the pleasure of finally meeting in person just a couple of months ago! He invited me on a tour to Adobe's offices and in that time, he shared with me photos taken on his recent trip there. 

Faran is not only a great fashion and portrait photographer, but his take on architecture and landscapes are note-worthy. With his Leica S and Phase One IQ3 50MP on an Alpa A-Series setup, he took to Iceland to share his vision. 

Most impressive, is his intentional decision to visit in the winter, to capture a beauty rarely seen. 

You can follow his work on these outlets: Website | Instagram | Facebook

 As you go through the album, you'll see these images were captured without babying his equipment either. 

As you go through the album, you'll see these images were captured without babying his equipment either. 

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