An impromptu photo shoot which began with a hike into the southern Seljavellir mountains of Iceland. Following the advice of a local Icelandic boy on how to find a heated geothermal pool not well known to the public.
His directions were to, "Follow the road up highway 1, pass two mountain sides, turn off between two farms, swing a left at the white house, then take a right up the unmarked street. If you feel lost, that's good, keep driving until you see a small walking dirt path. Follow that to the hidden geothermal pool in the mountains." Following his advice, we (my friends and I) stumbled upon one of the most unique locations I have ever been. Talk about an amazing view!
This is Sonora, whom I ran into at the abandoned pool.
Despite the location being stunning on its own, I couldn't resist asking to take her photograph. Valari has an undeniable, natural beauty about her, which was apparent immediately. Her style fit in so well amongst the landscape. Needless to say, I felt inspired!
This was my first attempt at photographing a complete stranger on a whim, and I have to say, it was very invigorating creativity wise! I'm so glad she allowed me to do so, it has definitely sparked a new fire in me! <3