Kristjan Logason [kristjanlogason]
Do you have an online gallery where one can view your photos?
For how long have you done photography? How did you begin?
I have done photography for about 25 years. My real beginning was on a hitch hiking trip with a danish friend in Iceland
What has been your education as a photographer?
I graduated from Vasa vuxengymnasium Gothenburg, Sweden 1994 after two years education.
Please list any exhibitions in which you have participated.
1983 first solo show in Neskaupstadur Iceland.
1991 first group show with felows in Hugmynd '81 cameraclub.
1992 Second solo show now in Reykjavik Iceland.
1994 Final exam exhibition. First in the school to graduate with digital photography as final photos.
1995 Third solo show in Reykjavik Iceland.
1996 "Black and White". first online solo show at Cycloid Phathom gallery
1996 "From the coloring booki" Fourth solo show in Reykjavik Iceland.
1997 Poetry and pictures "Slˇ". Traveling Book of poetry and pictures in one example traveling in Iceland.
1998 Group show L═/BL═ in Kopavogur Iceland. "music for ordinary instruments" BW photography
1998 Group show Gallerř Skruggusteinn. "music for ordinary instruments" BW photograph
1999 Gerarsafn gallery L═/BL═. "Portret" picture of the year competition of press photographers in Iceland
2000 Gerarsafn gallery L═/BL═. "In memoar" computer altered photography/scanography.
2001 Gerarsafn gallery L═/BL═. "poetry pictures" computer altered photography and poetry
2001 Salurinn art festival. "The cliff" multimedia work. Pictures, poetry and sound
2002 Gerarsafn gallery L═/BL═. "Between man and a woman" BW computer altered photography.
2002 "Big step" Fifth solo show in gallery icelandic print. Computer altered photography
2003 Florence international bienale de Art in Italy. Big step "bienal version"
2004 Gallery VF═ Big step. Bienal version.
Please list any awards for your work.
1996 Epica - finalist. European advertizing awards
1997 Epica - finalist. European advertizing awards
1997 Kˇpavogur city artist of the year grant.
What is your favourite type of photography?
Any type existing
What do you try to express through your photography?
Different years different shows different expressions
How do you choose your subjects?
They choose me
What type of preparation do you do before undertaking the photo session?
Varies. What ever is needed.
Do you normally photograph with a purpose already in mind, or do you let yourself go with the flow?
Bit of both
Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sigma, Olympus, Sony, Pentax...which do you place your bets on and why?
What ever is needed to deliver the job
Describe your current equipment: cameras, lenses, computers, accessories...
Mixture of digital and film equipment
What software and plug-ins do you use to retouch and manage your photos?
What ever is needed at the time of work
What measures do you take to protect your work against Internet piracy?
All possible measures.
Are you a good salesperson of your work? In what should you improve?
Which past masters of photography do you most admire?
Are technology and digital retouching reducing the gap between professionals and amateurs?
What is your team of habitual collaborators like?
What ever is needed at the given time
With which other photographers do you normally team up with or do sessions with?
I like to work alone
Do you consider yourself more technical or more artistic?
Bit of both
What have you learned about the art of framing and composition?
How does one develop the instinct of knowing when to press the shutter release button?
Photography is like sport you need to practise to know what you are doing
When should one use film, and when should one use digital?
When one feels like it ore the job needs it
Does photography have the recognition that it should have in contemporary art museums?
Never has never will
Which websites for photographers do you frequently visit?
Is there any particular technique that you could share?
Many, just have a look at my website