El Hierro, Canary Islands, grew from deep below as its inhabitants experienced an underwater volcanic eruption in October 2011 which lasted for months. This is an island of contrasts, of a constant fight for survival, all due to its beautiful and harsh landscapes.
I visited the island in April and May 2012, to capture the atmosphere, the epic of it all. In this journey I travelled up and down the island photographing and taking videos. The highlight was getting to be on top of the volcano (navigating on the water), it became a very special moment for me.
A big thank you to Joke Volta, who made this possible by showing me around the island and helping me understand the island from a very close perspective for more than two weeks.
One of the outcomes of this journey was a handmade book, A3 size, create from a selection of thousands of photographs taken during the journey.
The images below are the same ones included in the book. In this specific order, the reader is guided through a visual journey around the island.
This project is on-going, in a near future I will revisit the island to continue documenting the landscape. With these images and previous video I filmed I will make a short visual documentary.