Steve Léon Brown – 31 Days Around Iceland by Bicycle

The journey’s goal was to focus on being temporarily free from the modern pressures of society, that are now increasingly unavoidable. Freed of such obligations, we were able to appreciate the notion of time and travel at leisure, experiencing Iceland in it’s rawest form.

Steve Léon Brown is a visual artist based in Brighton, UK.  His latest series, ‘Feral Fjords,’ is a photographic travel journal that documents a month long journey around Iceland on bicycles.
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“The journey’s goal was to focus on being temporarily free from the modern pressures of society, that are now increasingly unavoidable. Freed of such obligations, we were able to appreciate the notion of time and travel at leisure, experiencing Iceland in it’s rawest form.”
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“It was a journey of friendship, patience, endurance and living outdoors for 31 days. Of freedom and satisfaction.”
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“By travelling in this way we were able to camp wild, fish, replenish water from glacial rivers, bathe in natural hot springs, be in direct contact with Iceland’s irrational climate, enduring cold, wind, rain but also the magic of the endless midnight sun. Being face to face with the brutal force of Iceland was refreshing, but also testing for the mind and body. Cycling is quite possibly the most gratifying way to experience a landscape. Only in this way is it possible to understand the trance like-euphoria of cycling head on into Arctic winds over gravel mountain passes and plateaus, being attacked by territorial sea birds, infested by swarms of midges, drown by endless rain, but then cruising down long roads surrounded by fjords on either side with a steady tailwind pushing you all the way! Iceland still remains extremely wild due to it’s small population, it’s position on the planet and it’s volcanic nature. I hope that it will remain that way in the future for others to experience it’s natural beauty and defying challenges.”
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 This series was shot on  a simple point & shoot camera,the photographer’s trustworthy Yashica T4, with 35mm.
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“Its easy to use, has great results, I like the aesthetic & the non technical approach to photography using this camera. I always shoot on film, I don’t like to be able to see what I am doing, and the aesthetic is far nicer.”
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Find more of Steve’s work on  Instagram
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