What is New Earth about?
When the Geldingadalir eruption of Fagradalsfjall started on March 19th 2021, I was there with my camera to experience and capture this volcanic event from a front row seat. It was the beginning of a genuine photographic journey which exceeded all my expectations. In this book, I share my collection of images taken from day one until the very last day of the eruption. The photographs are strengthened by sharing my story my experiences whilst photographing the eruption.
The book combines my photography of the eruption with interesting stories on how those photographs came to be. I also share how this volcanic event left a big impact on me personally and how my experience started evolving together with the eruption.
Read a Sample
Click here to read a sample from New Earth – A Photographic Journey of the Geldingadalir Eruption.
- Sewn hard cover book, with a square spine, sized at 240 x 170mm in landscape format
- 142 pages (with ends included)
- Photographs finished with spot varnish.
- Contents printed on 170g silk paper.
- Front- & back cover consists of 2,4mm boards with printed coated paper. Finished matt lamination & UV relief gloss varnish.
- ISBN: 978-9935-25-034-6
- Released on December 10th 2021.
This book can also be bought as part of The Holiday Bundle, The Photographer’s Bundle & The Complete Bundle.
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Emma Holt (verified owner) –
Jeroen Van Nieuwenhove I recieved the book yesterday evening ❤ what a treat. It was very nicely packaged and when i looked at the book was every bit as good as i thought it would be. Divine images and the written account of your experiences just made it even more special. Also believe that you were out there on some of the same nights as i was on some occasions and captured some amazing shots of exactly the same experiences that i tried to capture on my phone. (I live near to this volcano) This is an incredible feeling. My phone didnt do it any justice but yr shots add an extra dimension to my memories, taking me back there again almost to where i could smell and see and feel and hear the small details again that would otherwise be lost in the mists of memory failure. Thank you for capturing with yr lens what my eyes could see and my heart could feel but my phone couldnt capture ❤❤❤
Glacionaut (verified owner) –
I saw the eruption during three different phases. Some along the time described in this book. It is excellend how it captures the feelings, moments and thoughts that also I had during the time at the volcano. And I know how much work it is to set up such a book all by your own. I would say 6 out of 5 stars are here my recommendations.
I love this book- I found this gem by accident and am so pleased I did! Jeroen’s photography is stunning and his narrative of the eruption is really told from the heart. He captures the birth and evolution of this new volcano in such a personal and evocative way and enables the reader to witness his and the eruption’s journeys as if you were alongside him. Having excitedly made my way to witness the event for myself, this book is a perfect memento of the most exciting spectacle I’ve ever seen. My photography was so unprofessional, but Jeroen’s is beautiful and gets into the heart of the eruption at close range. Some of his aerial shots are also breathtaking. I kept saying “wow” throughout! A fantastic book for anyone who visited Geldingadalir, wanted to but couldn’t, or anyone with a passion for volcanoes who’d appreciate witnessing the story of this incredible eruption. Magical!
Also, the postal service to the UK was seriously impressive and the hardback book is of excellent quality, with paper which optimises the photos. Thank you Jeroen!
John Van Marcke (verified owner) –
Not because Jeroen is a Belgian Icelander (and of which I am proud as a compatriot) but his book is really a beautiful work, unique, magnificent and stunning photography and very nice design, but also the text in which the author talks about his experiences and emotions when viewing the wonderful natural spectacle and the daily changing landscape of the 6 months lasting recent eruption of the Geldingadalir volcano on Iceland reads as if you were standing next to him. Highly recommended from someone who has had the chance to experience over 15 volcano eruptions and owns 45 books about volcanoes, so I can safely say that I can distinguish the wheat from the chaff. By the way Jeroen is also a great private guide as I could experience myself being next to him on the volcano #jvnphoto #jeroenvannieuwenhove, #newearth
Dinah Destrycker –
Wow Jeroen! Just wow! I have visited this friendly volcano 4 times. It’s only afterwards that I realised how extremely lucky I was to be there during the last week she was active. What I saw was absolutely beyond expectations and even building up with each visit. But I knew I never could take pictures that did justice to the scenery so I just enjoyed those hours. And now … I have the perfect book that brings back all my memories. Thanks Jeroen for your countless visits to the area, the stunning pictures and the insight in your journey. This makes this book very special to me.
Jo Dunn (verified owner) –
The book is excellently put together with great narrative with the pictures. I love the fact that it tells a story about how the volcano evolved and how the photos came about. Really brings back memories of my trip to see the volcano
Arielle Lokaslitlastjarna –
I was one of the fortunate ones able to witness the eruption of this volcano in July and was mesmerized. It’s easy to see how someone could fall in love with this phenomenon and the book New Earth is not only a photographic masterpiece but also a love story. The love Jeroen has for this volcano and Iceland is so obviously evidenced by the images and the story told alongside them. It truly captures the raw beauty of Geldingadalir on both its large scale and in its intricate details. I admired Jeroen’s photos when I saw them before the book was published, his just stood out- and I believe it’s because his passion and fascination for the eruption shows in his images. I recommend this book to anyone who wants not just a photographic timeline of the eruption, but also the memorable impact it has made on so many people and our earth.