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Iceland Disentangled

Two photo essays called 'Disentangled' by Mr Colin Rex, previewing the Arc'teryx Beta SV Jacket

June 14, 2017
Photos by Mr Colin Rex & Words
United States Navy Douglas Super DC-3 airplane wreckage on Solheimasandurn ’s black sand beach in iceland with figure on top wearing a red Arc'teryx Beta SV Jacket
United States Navy Douglas Super DC-3 airplane wreckage on Solheimasandur ’s black sand beach in iceland with figure jumping wearing a red Arc'teryx Beta SV Jacket
Solheimasandur ’s black sand beach in iceland with figure running wearing a red Arc'teryx Beta SV Jacket
iceland Arcteryx Beta SV Jacket in red closeup of colin rex

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Disentangled (verb): freed from what binds or holds back

My latest project, shot amongst the otherworldly landscapes of Iceland, consists of a series of self portraits taken all over the island in my bright orange jacket. I sought to escape the routine of city living for a while, and the unforgivable Icelandic winter offered me exactly what I needed at the time: refuge.

Strangely, what that meant for me was extended exposure to the most extreme conditions on a two-week long road trip around the land of fire and ice.

This geothermal hot spring is hidden inside a small cave called Grjótagjá, which rests underneath the enchanting lava fields of northern Iceland. It was recently made famous by a steamy Game of Thrones scene (you know the one) back in season three. Believe it or not, this shot is actually a long exposure, meaning I had to hold my pose for 20 seconds while the shutter was open!

GRJOTAGJA CAVE in iceland with a figure wearing a red Arcteryx beta sv jacket
GRJOTAGJA CAVE

One of my goals for the project was to document man’s humble place within nature, which was easier done than said in places like Vík, pictured here. The columns I’m standing on were formed millions of years ago by a process called columnar joining, which has to do with the way the basaltic lava cools over an extended period of time. Geology rocks!

These breath taking formations are a popular tourist attraction at Reynisfjara beach, towering over the apocalyptic black sand only a stone’s throw from the Atlantic ocean on the southern coast of this small island nation. Get lost and find yourself!

REYNISFJARA BEACH in iceland with a figure wearing a red Arcteryx beta sv jacket
REYNISFJARA BEACH

The jacket featured is the Beta SV which will be featured prominently in the Arc’teryx Fall/Winter 17 range. Highly versatile the GORE-TEX® Arc’teryx Beta SV Jacket is designed for severe alpine conditions.

Its lightweight and rugged, with highly durable waterproof, windproof and breathable N80p-X 3L GORE-TEX® Pro fabric. A StormHood™ provides full weather protection without impeding peripheral vision and glove-friendly Cohaesive™ cordlocks ensure extremities are well protected. Pit zips and the articulated fit with Ergonomic 3-Dimensional (e3D) patterning, allows unrestricted body movement and comfortably accommodates layering.

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MR COLIN REX’S LOOK

Prints from the series are available to purchase through Mr Rex’s website and you can follow Colin’s adventures on Instagram here.

Mr Colin Rex is an adventure photographer born and raised in North Carolina, United States. He travels the world using photography as a means to study and explore it and currently works in Washington, D.C. for ARC’TERYX.

  • sharon biggs

    Love these pictures!

  • Highly Acclaimed Critic

    This photographer is the greatest photographer of all time…the next George Washington…in my humble expert opinion.

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