Magnus started photography at an early age, growing up in Iceland. At 13, one of his photos won him a year’s supply of Ilford black and white photo paper and chemicals. While this set his eye for black and white work, over the years he has experimented with various photography techniques (film and digital) and genres (dance/theatre, fine-art nude, ​landscapes/nature, cityscapes, and street).

Ultimately, he keeps returning to the challenge of capturing “a sense of place” for his environment. Having now lived most of his life in the Boston area, the result is an extensive portfolio of images from his commutes and rambles through the area’s multifaceted streets, parks, and cityscapes.


Invited Exhibitions

  • Correspondences, a two-artist exhibition at the Belmont Gallery of Art and online, MA, 2022

Group Exhibitions

  • Street Photography, Photographic Resource Center, Somerville, MA, 2018
  • The Photographic Nude, LightBox Gallery, Astoria, OR, 2017
  • Griffin Museum's Winter Solstice Exhibition, Winchester, MA, 2015
  • Curvilinear, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT, 2015
  • The Photographic Nude, LightBox Gallery, Astoria, OR, 2015
  • BLINK, Somerville, MA, 2015
  • First Night Boston, Boston, MA, 2014
  • Griffin Museum's Winter Solstice Exhibition, Winchester, MA, 2014
  • PRC Benefit Auction, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA, 2012 
  • Water (online annex), PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, 2012 
  • The Human Form, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT, 2012

Publications

  • Blur magazine, April 2017
  • Exquisite Corpse, 2016
  • Blur magazine, April 2015
  • Color magazine, April 2012 
  • 1x.com, 12 photos accepted 2007-2014

Books 


Awards

  • Juror's Honorable Mention, The Photographic Nude exhibition, 2015
  • Finalist, PhotoShoot Awards, Emotion category, 2014
  • Silver Award, Color magazine, Single Image Contest, 2012
  • Curator’s Choice award (Elizabeth Opalenik), The Human Form exhibition, 2012

Education 

Various workshops, including:

  • Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Why Not What, Maine Media Workshops, 2014
  • Platon, The Art & Craft of Portraiture, Center for Photography at Woodstock, 2009 
  • Eikoh Hosoe, Nude Study In The Open Air, Center for Photography at Woodstock, 2007
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