The first thing that comes to mind when we think about volcanic eruptions is the amount of lava and fumes that are released from the ground. The second thing we know, is that afterwards the ground becomes very fertile, helping people to grow their crops faster and much success. But, apart from the things we’ve heard or read, how many of us have actually seen a volcano erupting? I would guess very few people and that’s why the work of photographers proves to be very helpful for us to understand this natural effect.
Axel Sigurðarson was born and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland. He spent a great deal of his childhood travelling across the country with his family.
Documenting his surroundings
He has an early memory of spending a whole roll of film on a flock of birds far away and being greatly disappointed with the result when he saw that the birds turned out to be nothing more than tiny dots on paper.
Bárðarbunga was the biggest eruption that Iceland ever saw since 1783 and lasted from August 29, 2014 to February 27, 2015.
The fury of nature
Axel took pictures from the ground and the air as well, capturing the eruption from all its sides.