Faroe Islands

– new images by Lars Schneider

”The Faroe Islands are one of the wildest places I have visited and there is nothing better than visiting in fall or winter and witnessing a big storm passing through. Winds can blow you off your feet, rain goes sideways, waterfalls upwards and if you get really lucky, the land gets covered with a white blanket and true magic appears.”
- Lars Schneider
German-born photographer Lars Schneider often portaits the wild landscapes of Northern Europe. The Faroe Islands with its 18 small islands and its beautiful barren nature is one of his favourite places to shoot. Read his own stories about these new images, that takes us to one of the most fascinating places in the world.

Sandoy Cabin
Lars Schneider
Fine Paper Print
70x50cm
"The roofs of many houses, cabins and even bigger buildings on the Faroe Islands are covered with grass. This has been a long tradition. While the roofs are bright green during the summer just like all the islands, in winter, they change their appearance and fit in perfectly with their surroundings and become more grey and brown. Island of Sandoy. Faroes."
Mùlarfossur
Lars Schneider
Fine Paper Print
50x70cm
"On calm days, the waterfall Múlafossur near the little village of Gásadalur on the island of Vágar is falling straight into the ocean. When it gets stormy though - and that happens quite a bit on the Faroes - the winds often blow the waterfall back up the cliffside and spray all water back onto the land. Faroe Islands."
Wild Waters
Lars Schneider
Fine Paper Print
50x40cm
"At the western end of the island of Vágar, near the village of Gásadalur, the ocean cliffs form a little u-shaped bowl. When the swell is high waves smash against the cliffs and are then washed back out towards the open sea where they roll against new, incoming waves. A constant battle of water going in different directions with never a clear winner. Faroe Islands."
Saksun from the Ocean
Lars Schneider
Fine Paper Print
40x50cm
"The small village of Saksun on the island of Stremoy is connected to the ocean through a tiny passage between high cliffs. The houses are situated above a round lake that is surrounded by high peaks, almost like in a bowl. The lake actually consists of salt water as with every high tide, the ocean washes in. On the other end of the narrow passage, you reach a black beach and an amazing bay, as seen here from further out towards the ocean. Faroe Islands."

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