Since the 2010 when the Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted over southern Iceland, essentially halting air traffic, photographer and geologist Frederik Holm has been chasing volcanic eruptions in their full chaos and magnificence. 

Born in Sweden, Holm studied as a photographer and geologist and now resides in Reykjavík. He completed a M.Sc. in geosciences at the University of Stockholm and the University of Iceland and conducted research at the Nordic Volcanological Center. But it was his affinity towards photographing nature that lead him to documenting magnificent wonders like the northern lights and volcanic eruptions.

Dipping inside of restricted areas with his Jeep, Holms has capture volcanic eruptions in every stage, from first views to the explosion of ash and lava to the serene aftermath. He continues to photograph Iceland’s landscapes.

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