About the Book
ICELANDIC ENCOUNTERS 1989-2015 is an artistic, photographic book, which contains 63 portraits of Icelandic people with some exceptions. The book is a part of Brynhild Bye-Tiller artistic practice with photography. How to cultivate narrative methods and literary form from an artistic point of view? How to use both long and short encounters with people as a raw material to produce a book? All photos are paired with a fact-based text for each person. Which requires a minimum of information (name, place and profession) about each person which is a result of an encounter between the artist and the object. It is a narrative book produced with narrative methods. It cultivates literary form from an artistic point of view, using the photo book as an artistic expression. The photographies are taken in the period between 1989 until 2015. It mainly consists of color photography and one black and white picture.