Cian Oba-Smith (b. 1992) is an award-winning photographer from London. He graduated from the University of the West of England with a BA in photography in 2014. His work has been featured on The Guardian, Crack, Pylot, Fur Fur, Vice, This Is Paper, Don’t Panic, Dazed & Confused and been published in FT Weekend Magazine, Splash & Grab and Trip Magazine to name a few. Currently he lives and works in London and focuses on personal projects whilst taking commissions as a freelancer. Today we share his series Iceland.
Iceland is a strange place, with a population of just 322,000 and a population density of 3 people per square kilometre, making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. It could easily be said that Iceland is an incredibly lonely place. This series is an exploration of the relationship that the Icelandic people have with the landscape of their country and the feelings of desolation and loneliness that are often evoked by the harsh environment.
To view more of Cian’s work, please visit his website.