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The focus of this project was to create images of the geothermal industrial landscape and to show the co-existence of industry and nature.
Icelanders are world leaders in the use of geothermal energy for domestic and industrial purposes. It makes up 66% of the country’s primary energy usage. This pioneering use of natural energy sources has made theirs one of the cleanest environments in the world. It also provides icelandic households the cheapest rates for house heating in the Nordic countries.
Iceland is one of the most tectonically active places on Earth, resulting in a large number of volcanoes and hot springs serving as infinite and sustainable energy sources.
Iceland is the only country in the world that can obtain all of its electricity and heat from renewable sources.
Though geothermal energy provides a cleaner choice for energy production, it transforms the otherwise wild landscape into one of development and human dominance.
The extraction of geothermal energy is transforming the rural landscape. In this way, nature is shaped by industry. This project documents this transformation and tries to show the grace and beauty within these new artificial landscapes.