This is a Guest Post from Olympus Visionary Gabrielle Motola:
M43 in Iceland: An Equal Difference (by Gabrielle Motola)
Sometime in 2011 I got into digital cameras through a very intelligent friend. My first one was a Panasonic GF1. I was completely skeptical to begin with and used it only some of the time, sticking to my film cameras the rest of the time. I was a die hard film person and very attached to the medium, form and function. I shot Voigtländers, Hasselblads, Mamiya 7s and one Leica M6 which I took this picture with.
In 2012 that same friend introduced me to micro four thirds cameras. Now I shoot almost nothing but M43. I owned a big digital SLR for a period of time opting for optical viewing over viewfinders and reassuring my clients with big bodies, but that was before the viewfinders got better and I wised up. These days I go in for big brains and small cameras. This was handy because over the past three years I made more than a dozen trips to Iceland to work on what began as a portrait series. It was especially helpful last fall when I travelled to Iceland in October for the final voyage to complete what became An Equal Difference, a book with 165 images and 20,000 words which I produced with the help of Kazoo Independent Publishing Services. They did the layout design, text editing, proofreading, and handled the printing of the book from the final files I produced.