The Photograph Gallery
The Sruli Recht studio is a small cross-self-discipline apply caught someplace between product design, tailoring and shoe making. Based mostly in Reykjavík, Iceland, the studio produces one “non-product” each month from umbrellas to bulletproof scarves, tables, to belts and boots, and incorporating such supplies as concrete, diamonds, pores and skin and wool.
I’m at one with these objects.
1. The Chest of an Atlantic Seabird As soon as, while visiting a leather-based tanner within the north of Iceland, I used to be proven this feathered roll as he pulled it out from underneath a workbench. Two years later, when visiting him once more he pulled it from the very same spot. Professing once more my love for this merchandise, it was gifted to me.
2. Baleen, bent right into a bracelet As above, a baleen frond, acquired additionally as a present. A small piece was snapped off, soaked within the hottest of waters, and bent.
three. A bit slice of street. Discovered on the aspect of a street. That is how roads start, as a child street.
four. Sharkskin, boiled. An accident. The Greenlandic Gray Shark, hunted by tribes. The identical tanner was drying it, however over heated it. One man’s treasure…
5. Leir, dried silcon and sulphuric mud Principally clay, few elements salt, minerals and a pinch of sulfur and algae. Discovered on the seashore of Vík just some hours earlier than volcano Fimmvórðuhálsi offered an earth shattering kaboom. The big rock this piece was eliminated was subsequently washed away by the flood.
Portrait photograph of Sruli Recht taken by Marino Thorlacius.