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A Mindful Approach to Photography

Thank you very much for visiting my site. I am a photographer living and working in Iceland. In my photography, I represent nature in an abstract or minimalistic way. About 5 years ago, I started with classical landscape photography, but soon realized that I wanted to create a more impelling, personal work. At that time I started studying the work of abstract painters like Gerhard Richter, Paul Klee, Eberhard Ross and Icelandic contemporary landscape painter Georg Gudni. I was intrigued by the vision of these artists and how they manage to create such powerful artworks. I also got interested in eastern philosophies and started practicing Yoga and Qi Gong. As a result from these studies, my photographic work shifted more towards abstraction and simplicity. Another major influence to my photography is music. Music has always played a big role in my creative work. As a young man I wanted to become a musician and started studying classical guitar. Until today, listening to music plays an important role in my creative process. I see many similarities between a musical composition and a photography, both represent a way to communicate feelings and moods, either audible or visual.

Thomas Fleckenstein

Exhibitions & Activities

2019  Iceland / Garðabær -  "Minimalism and Abstract"  Exhibition at Town Library

2019  Hormónajóga - Book Illustration Project

2019  New York / Davis Orton Gallery - "LandEscapes"  Group Exhibition

2018   Iceland / Baer Art Center - Photography Residency

2018   Iceland / Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir - Drawing 1 - Course

2017   Iceland / Gallery Art67 - "Abstract Nature" Solo Exhibition

2016   Iceland / Photography Workshop w/Ragnar Axelsson (RAX) and Einar Falur Ingólfsson

2015   UK / Landscape Photography Workshop w/Marc Elliott


2019   LEMAG - Long Exposure Photography Magazine - featured Photographer

2018   On Landscape - Interview/Featured Photographer