The Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland erupted for the first time in 800 years on March 19th, and French filmmaker and photographer Stéphane Ridard was there to capture it all in its splendor. Stranded, a short movie he made to chronicle the eruption is sure to steal your breath away.
Stéphane remarked in an interview that he had just relocated to Iceland two weeks before the eruption and couldn’t believe his good fortune. “For me, that was a sign, something I couldn’t ignore,” the photographer said. “I went to watch this spectacular, one-of-a-kind moment as quickly as I could.”
In his film Stranded, Stéphane Ridard caught the erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland.
Stéphane claims that he began producing films when he was 18 years old and that he began by making movies for French DJs. He just relocated to Iceland to film more outdoor material.
When questioned about the problems he experienced when making the video, the photographer said that the weather was the central issue. “The wind was howling. And it rained and snowed simultaneously time. It was drizzling heavily. “A LOT,” Stéphane said. “So the drone took a risk, but it was worth it to take the chance.”
Stéphane shot the video using a Mavic Pro 2 drone.
See more of Stéphane’s stunning images of the eruption in the gallery below!
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