Dreamscape - Mark Iandolo

A foggy and overcast afternoon at the Londranger Cliffs in Iceland – a place I had wanted to visit since getting into travel photography – creates an ethereal vibe.

My favorite song of all time is “Grey Street” by Dave Matthews Band. In it, someone is stuck in life and can’t seem to make a change. “I dream myself a million times around the world, but I can’t get out of this place.” Stuck in a rut – I can understand that. But there’s another great quote from that song. “There’s a stranger speaks outside the door, says take what you can from your dreams. Make them as real as anything.” There’s a metaphorical voice, telling the song’s main character, telling all of us, to follow our dreams, make our dream our “reality.”

Unfortunately, the song’s main character refuses to listen, saying “Please, there’s a crazy man that’s creeping outside my door, I live on the corner of Grey Street and the end of the world.”

I first wanted to title this photo “Dreamscape,” but as I sat down to write about it, “Grey Street” came on shuffle. This made me think about the duality of the image. Is this a gloomy edge of the world, or is it a dreamscape – an ethereal representation of that place I had wanted to visit for so long, that dream I had wanted to make a reality? I’ll go with the latter.

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