Tyler Coray is a Seattle based photographer and filmmaker, born 1989 in Valencia, California. He received his BFA in Photography and Video from Cornish College of the Arts in 2013. He is currently a Video Editor and Producer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since completing studies at Cornish, Tyler has spent most of his time focusing on interdisciplinary work: working with dancers, composers, and multimedia artists. In 2013 he worked with choreographers on an original short film that was selected for Seattle’s NEXT Dance Cinema, part of NEXT Fest NW. Tyler is also a member of Seattle group Newaxeyes, who have been praised for their inability to be pinpointed and willingness to take risks. Together they’ve created original scores for dance, film, and live performance art; and in 2015 were asked to create their own live score for Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic ‘Alien’, at Northwest Film Forum (part of Northwest Film Forum’s ongoing series Puget Soundtrack). Today we share with you his Iceland series.
These photographs were taken in July of 2015 as a group of friends and myself drove around the entire country of Iceland. We started in Reykjavik before heading south down Highway 1, eventually heading up to the East Fjords, then winding our way through the West Fjords and back down to Reykjavik. During this time of year the sun never fully sets, hugging the horizon line from about 12am-3am. There was an certain level of intimacy during those hours, not only with landscapes but also neighborhoods, that I had never quite experienced before. These photographs are an attempt at capturing that intimacy I experienced during those two weeks.
To view more of Tyler’s work, please view his website.