Iceland Vanishing | Virginie Chabrol
a series by Virginie Chabrol
About the Artist
My name is Virginie Chabrol, I am a French photographer based in Scotland. I am self-taught: I
studied History of Art at the university and firstly worked in the organisation of cultural events.
As long as I can remember, I have always seen my father with a camera in his hands, so
photography has played a part in my life for a long time. My father taught me a lot about
photography and my love for this medium probably has a lot to do with him. However, it's only a
few years ago that I decided to make a living off it.
My personal work is mainly focused on landscapes – natural or urban – and environmental portraits. I am interested in documenting what's spectacular as well as the signs of an everyday life, and to make sensitive portraits of my discoveries and encounters.
About The Series
I shot this series in May 2015.
It was born from a question I was asking myself before traveling to Iceland: nowadays, the world
can be seen from our screens, so how can we still discover a place when we've seen so many
pictures of it? In other words, how can we see it with our own eyes, without searching for
Vanishing is about forgetting what I had seen of Iceland before.