Title: ‘Freedom’, Fine Art Photography by Anna Heimkreiter (Self-portrait, 2019)
Location: Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve, Iceland
About the artwork: This self portrait will always remind of what was probably one of the most beautiful moments of my life – and the first time I cried on a mountain top out of pure gratitude. That evening in Iceland, we stayed out late, exploring the incredible beauty of Landmannalaugar full of moss-covered stones. It was summer in Iceland, so it never got dark.
There was this one mountain I could not stop looking at – its rocks seemed to shine in all colors of the rainbow. When my friend went to sleep, I felt inspired to hike up that mountain. In the middle of the night, all alone. And so I did.
The path led through surreal black lava fields and steaming geothermal areas all the way up to the top, under a pastel sky that announced the soon-to-be sunrise. It was around 3 am and I was surrounded by pure beauty wherever I looked.
But, what got me so emotional in the end was the simple coincidence that with the very last step I took to reach the top of the mountain, in that very same second, the sun burst forth behind the mountains and immersed everything around in its warm, golden light.
I could not hold back my tears. I was in awe, overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of being able to experience this moment.
Oh, to be out here, all alone, finally living the traveler life I had always dreamt of. Witnessing the wonder of life right before my eyes made me feel so incredibly free. I carried the joy of this moment with me all the way down and keep it in my heart until today.
Limited Edition Fine Art Print:
Small – 20 x 30 cm – Edition of 60
Medium – 40 x 60 cm – Edition of 40
Large – 60 x 90 cm – Edition of 15
Extra-Large – 100 x 150 cm – upon request
Each Limited Edition Print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a matching hologram patch. Once this artwork runs out of editions, it will never be reprinted again.
A small white border is added to every Fine Art Print – please refer to the Sizing Guide for in-depth information on available sizes and framing.
Fine Art Print Quality:
Giclée Printing allows you to achieve reproductions of extraordinary quality, even at very large sizes. Using paper and inks of archival quality, their brilliance will last a lifetime. All Fine Art by Anna Heimkreiter is printed on one of the most beautiful Fine Art papers on the market, Hahnemühle Photo Rag®. It is a 100% cotton paper that makes artwork come alive with incredible depth and detail.
Good news – all Fine Art Prints on Where Wonder Waits are sustainable! The entire printing process is 100% end-to-end carbon neutral, using sustainable materials as well as packaging. When carbon emissions cannot be avoided (e.g. order deliveries), they are offset by investing in renewable energy projects.