Spring Print (2019)

Every season, Rob Hornstra selects an image from his archive and makes it available as an exclusive handmade C-print (36 x 42 cm / 14.2 x 16.5 in). The number of buyers determines the print run, up to a maximum of 25. Once the season is over, the image is no longer reprinted. This offer runs until 30 June 2019. Prints will be shipped in July 2019.

I took this picture in 2005 at the Holmur farm when I was working on the series Roots of the Rúntur. The owner of the dilapidated estate is sixty-six-year-old Sverrir Valdimarsson. He is proud of the long family history of the estate and sees it as his duty to preserve it for the future.

“I want this unchanged while I’m here.”
—Sverrir Valdimarsson, 2005

Everywhere you look on the grounds, old cars are rusting away. His famous uncle Bjarni Runólfsson, a pioneer in the electrification of the rural area, bought the first car in the wide surroundings in 1926. All car wrecks together provide a fairly good picture of the development of the automobile during the twentieth century.


Title: Sverrir’s garden, Kirkjubeajarklaustur, Iceland, 2005
From the series: Roots of the Rúntur
Original: Large format 4 x 5” negative film
Print technique: Analogue handmade C-print
Paper size: 36 x 42 cm (14.2 x 16.5 in) / Image 30 x 36 cm

In addition to the purchase of the Spring Print 2019, you can choose to have the same work immediately framed. Please click here for more information.

Item Price Qty Total
Total () € 127.20