Light in Iceland is either all-encompassing or nowhere to be seen. In summer, it seems that days fall into one another. Night never arrives, and waking hours are buttressed instead by a lingering dusk. In contrast, winter brings around four hours of light a day, and a deep darkness cloaks the land. Gardel’s series takes this darkness and permeates it with a warm brightness, capturing the luminous power of a single ray of light.
All images © Stefano Gardel