“Skye, Cloud Island”
On Skye, the eyes are constantly drifting upwards, to majestic mountains, serrated pinnacles and tenacious clouds. Ever since it was named by Viking explorers (Skíð = cloud island), it has been known as much for mist, rain and other vaporous conditions, as for spectacular scenery. These days Skye attract thousands of photographers hoping to capture the special light and conditions. Morten Hansen was one of them, and chose to settle on Skye because of its never ending variety. What is particularly fascinating about Skye it how many different land and sea scapes are present on such a small island, most less than half an hour away from wherever you are.
Morten Schmidt Hansen was born in Horsens, Denmark in 1976. Went to Stirling University in Scotland, and decided to stay after graduation in 2002.
Having enjoyed Skye since first visiting as a child, Morten decided to move there in 2011, due to the incredible combination of sea and mountains. Mountaineering has been a part of Morten’s life for a long time, and Skye presented the perfect opportunity to start climbing on the Cuillin hills. Thanks to modern technology, a mobile camera was ever present on these trips. After a while, camera gear and tripod got lugged up the mountains too.
Morten has always been interested in photography. The landscape and light on the island gave it an extra push needed to take it seriously. This book is the culmination of 6 years photography.
Hardback 64 pages full colour, 300x200mm landscape, printed on 200 grs. Magno Volume 1.1