The artist who runs with horses in Iceland

Screenshot/ VICE/ Photo by Nick Turner

American artist Nick Turner, according to VICE Creators, likes to take self-portraits of himself getting intimate with nature in Iceland. 

VICE Creators features an article on Turner, an artist and photographer born in Boston in 1983. 

"Iceland is a mystical, snow-studded wonderland where cold winds dance with hot springs and the Northern Lights are as awe-inspiring as they are unpredictable. It's not the country's idyllic scenery that first attracted Nick Turner, though. Rather than capturing Iceland's natural beauty in the form of volcanos, geysers, and glaciers, the artist chose to turn his lens on its wildlife, documenting his fascination with Iceland's horse population in a series of salient photographs that have him literally running naked among the beasts."

"I think there's a misunderstanding about the work," Turner tells Vice. "It's not me just running wild with horses naked, or anything like that. Far from it, actually. I'm trying to project this idea of running with them and being in that world because that's the dialogue I am having. I think man has a lot of primal, animal-like instincts."
Nick Turner takes self-portraits of himself in Icelandic nature.

Nick Turner takes self-portraits of himself in Icelandic nature. Screenshot/ VICE/ Photo by Nick Turner

"I think man has a lot of primal, animal-like instincts," ...

"I think man has a lot of primal, animal-like instincts," says Turner. Screenshot/ VICE/ Photo by Nick Turner

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