Kristján Logason

Curriculum Vitae

The road

1963 - Born in í Kopavogur, Iceland
1973 - Grew up in Neskaupsstadur, Iceland
1976 - Got an Kodak instamatic camera and got interested in photography
1980 - Borrowed his fathers Canon Canonett and became hooked on photography
1982 - Bought his first own Canon camera in Reykjavik iceland
1982 - Joined photo club "Hugmynd '81" , Reykjavik Iceland
1983 - Got his first Award for photography in a monthly magasin competition
1985 - Bought his first semi pro Canon camera to take pictures at Live Aid concert in London
1985 - Published first frontpage image and a spread of images from Live Aid in newspaper in Iceland
1988 - Became president of  photo club "Hugmynd 81"
1989 - Became a Press Photographer at Dagur newspaper in Akureyri in stead of going to Photography school.
1991 - Became a freelance photographer for magasines and advertising
1992 - Studied photography in Gothenburg 1992 - 1994
1994 - Started working as freelance photographer doing advertising and fine-art photography
2006 - 2008 Became professional amature photograper on the road
2008 - Started the studie of guiding and tourism in the university of iceland
2010 - Photo arkivar in Leikanger Norway
2012 - Digitizing project for National Bibliotek of  Norway
2014 - Opened Gallery wall in Bergen Norway in Hraun art and design run by him and hs wife
2016 - Started the work of Guide/photographer in Iceland running the company Amazing iceland

Photography in my heart

In spite of studies in advertising photography my heart has always been with photography as fine art and I have done several experiments in that field. From the time I graduated with digital images, big part of my work has gone into researching what is photograph and what makes it such in the age of digital revolution and changes in the medium. Into that work I have mixed poetry and sound and made what I call poetrypictures. I also work with street photography and in the years 2006 - 2008 I traveled through North and Central america doing street photography and conceptual work. Work I now keep doing in Europe and other countries
Lately I have returned to simplicity in Photography as well as working with poetrypictures, adding more poetry, sound and video to my works. Multidimensional Photography in digital area is my game.

Image techniques

"Kristjan has for long time been in the forefront of digital photography in Iceland and is among the first Icelandic Photographers to graduate with digital fine art images as his final exam work. "
"...............The technology made for a change in course and new fields to be explored. All the experiments of in camera multiple exposures and light trickery was to change and move into the computer. I loved this, actually so much that 10 days before the final exam and our graduate exhibition I jumped in to the darkroom of computer age. Every image that I had made and prepared for the exhibition was thrown out and I started working on new images with the aid of a computer. I wanted to do digital images based on short poems i had written to my wife. The digital cameras that we had access to where not good enough. Therefore I had to go out shoot images on film. Develop, Print and then scan them before I could start working on the final collage. Collage it had to be as the quality of digital printing was not good enough and the capability of computers working on big files was none. Therefor my ideas had to be adjusted to the capabilities of the technology. I had to learn, and experiment along the way............."

Photography and post process

Digital photography, post-process in Photoshop, Lightroom and other digital software as well as film based photography and post-process like scanning and color correcting or digitally manipulating images are all in my toolbox of the trade.
 Also archive, archiving and archive strategies  along with IPTC and work on metadata.


Fotoskolan Vasa Vuxengymnasium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Photography, 1992 -1994
Graduated as one of the first photographers in Iceland with digital photography and digital image manipulation.
Many courses and seminars through out the years both in Iceland and in other countries
Numerous online courses for re-education and to follow up with twchnology and process

Solo Exhibitions

1983 first solo show in Neskaupstadur.
1992 second solo show now in Reykjavík. BW images of people.
1995 third solo exhibition in Reykjavík. Digital poetry pictures and BW work - Variation of anger.
1996 "Black and White". Kristjans first by invitatin only - internet exhibition at Cycloid Phathom gallery
1996 "From the coloring book" his forth solo show in Reykjavík.
2002 Fifth solo show "Big Step" computer altered Photography. Galery Icelandic Graphic
2004 Galery VFI Big step Bienal version.
2012 Gallery Caballo blanco Norway - Familiarity - mini exhibition
2014 Gallery vegg - the way I see it Bergen
2015 Gallery vegg - Color of travel

Group Exhibitions

1992 Partisipated in group exhibition with photoclub Hugmynd '81
1998 Group exhibition LÍ/BLÍ in Kopavogur. "Music for ordinary instrument/daily disco" Black and white
1998 Group exhibition Gallery Skruggusteinn. "Music for ordinary instrument/daily disco" Black and white
1999 Group exhibition LÍ/BLÍ. "Portret" compitition among press photgraphers.
2000 Group exhibition LÍ/BLÍ. "in memory" computer altered Photography
2001 Group exhibition LÍ/BLÍ. "Poetry-Pictures" computer altered Photography and poetry.
2001 Salurinn art fest. "The cliff" multimedia. Pictures,poetry and sound..
2002 Group exhibition LÍ/BLÍ. "Relationship of a man and a woman" BW computer altered Photography.
2003 Florence international bienale de Art, part of the Big step exhibition
2004 Paper - Group exhibition LÍ - Salurinn Kopavogur Iceland


1996 Epica - finalist. Europian advertizing awards
1997 Epica - finalist. Europian advertizing awards
1997 Kopavogur artist grant.
2003 Myndstef Artist grant.


1997 Book of Poetry an Pictures called "trail". Only 1 copy published. The book is traveling around in Iceland or somwhere in the world.
1997 Poetry and pictures - cooporation project of artists in Kopavogur
2009 USA My Way - where are the people - Self publish.
2015 Sindur Poetry and pictures in Cooporation with Ólöf Þorvaldsdóttir
Numerous images in local and international publications like Nat Geo, Text books on advertising in the USA, Text books in Iceland as well as world wide publication of images in various media around the world.

Art Projects

2005 Coordinator of international speakers/photographers for Icelandic photographers associations photo conference
2006 Coordinator of international speakers/photographers for Icelandic photographers associations photo conference on its 80th years anniversary
2009 Founder/director of Sjónarhorn - Monthly photography showcase/panel in cooperation with National museum of Iceland and Icelandic photographers association


Usa My way - Where are the people.
National museum of Iceland
Icelandic school of photography,
MA Akureyri 
Focus Reykjavik
Focus Selfoss