Brooks Walker


Japanese woman participating in the Aoi Matsuri, Kyoto. 
Featured in National Geographic Traveler & Smithsonian Magazine.


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Assignments + [Anecdotes]

Easter, Lalibela, Ethiopia.

Handmade beeswax candles, entwined as a cross, illuminate a young man's face in the middle of the night before Easter, Lalibela, Ethiopia, National Geographic Traveler. 

A shark fermentation master checks the aroma of fermentation, Salty Tours, Grindavik, Iceland.

A shark fermentation master checks the aroma of proper fermentation, Grindavik, Iceland.

Romantic Russian tourists relax next to a solfatara in Krafla, Iceland.

Romantic Russian tourists relax next to a solfatara in Krafla, Iceland, National Geographic Traveler, "LIFE ATOP A CAULDRON" opening spread.

Yngvi Orn Kristinsson, Landsbanki chief economist of Landsbanki at the time, holds his head as he describes Icesave and Iceland's financial crisis in 2008.

Yngvi Orn Kristinsson, Landsbanki chief economist of Landsbanki at the time, holds his head as he describes Icesave and Iceland's financial crisis in 2008. L'HEBDO "Islande, La fin d'un Reve".

Berlusconi at home.

Silvio Berlusconi at home in Italy, during the filming of a self-promo Christmas message to the "popolo".

Citrus juice bar, Naples, Italy..

Citrus juice bar, Naples, Italy,  Condé Nast Traveler.

Octopus cart, Naples. Italy.

Octopus cart, Naples.  Italy, Condé Nast Traveler.

Woman in an alley, Stonetown, Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Woman in an alley, Stonetown, Zanzibar, Tanzania. National Geographic Traveler.


Roman Sculpture Court, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Piedmont, Italy, Condé Nast Traveler.

Bruschetta, Tuscany, Geo Saison.

© • boulangerie Poilâne, Paris, France.

Boulangerie Poilâne, Paris. Smithsonian Cover shoot.

Salami, Italy, L'Etichetta.

© • Mr Natale checking San Daniele prosciuttos

Mr Natale, prosciutto maestro, San Daniele, Italy, Condé Nast Traveler.

Aceto balsamico, Sole di Maleo, Lombardy, Italy, L'Etichetta.

Oyster bar, C Restaurant, Vancouver. National Geographic Traveler.

Lobster cook, Maine.


Notes from Iceland

© • Iceland.

Shark shack simulator, Seltjarnarnes.

© • Reykjavik cranes and tractor sign.

Tractor hours, downtown.

© Reykjavik, from the harbor by night.

A late summer's night, Reykjavík harbor.

Arnaldur Indridason's Iceland, Liberation.

© • Iceland.

Another day at Lake Kleifavatn, (near Reykjavik).

© • Iceland.

Southwest Iceland.

© • Iceland.

Simulating magma, Reykjanesviti.

Sigurðardóttir’s HIGH PLANE, National Gallery of Iceland.

Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir installs PRISM, Hafnarfjörður Museum of Art, Iceland.

© • Birta Gudjonsdottir exhibition @ Reykajvik Art Museum

Birta Gudjonsdottir,  Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland.

Takeshi Yasuda teaching at the Reyjavik School of Visual Arts.

(add ducks on a clothes line, etc.)



© • Lazio Delizie FMR


Roma Il Colosseo, Egypte-Egypte, Venini, Bodoni, Panatanee, Sole di Maleo, FMR Grand Tour 
+40 pocket guides to “lost or forgotten” cultural assets, monuments and institutions of Italy.


Pøbel's bear shopping for ice in Jokulsarlon.

R u shopping for something special?

A Africa, Australia, animals, archaeology, architecture, arts, Arafat, Auroral Borealis B Blue Lagoon, Bologna, Barossa Valley cake, Claire Valley, Coliseum, Costa Rica D design, dinosaurs E embryonic dinosaur eggs, elephants F fat, Finland, fish, Florence, food,  Galileo, Genova, giraffes H Hawaii, Helsinki, honey Iceland, Israel, Italy J Jerusalem K Krafla fumarole Liguria, lions M Milano, Morocco N Napoli O octopus soup P Patagonia, pasta Q Quran R Rome S science, snow Tanzania,Tasmania,Tomatoes, truffles U Udine V Venezia W Wine X Factor Y Yarden wine Z Zanzibar, zebras @ much more....

Just a short list of what I might have for you ... contact me or my agency:
laif - agentur für photos & reportagen 

+ 49 221 27226-250  



What would you like to communicate?

Do you need essential designs for comprehensive communications needs?

Brochures to Books • Pre-press to Multi-Media Publication •  Integrated Imaging & Branding Solutions • Web Site Concepts to Cloud Diffusion • for example:

The Land That Remains, Federico Busonero, Hate Cantz

:: Art director, designer, copy editor, image processing, pre-press, parallel web site, etc.

:: Busonero's site created for The Land That Remains book development, and the photographer's work.

:: Imaging pre-press & pdf finalization for printing in China.

:: Slide show for RAX's presentation at LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, Virginia USA.

    • What would you like to communicate?

    • • Is your communication strategy working?
    • • Is your message special?
    •  Does your message communicate with visual concepts?
    •  Are your words, images and designs interacting dynamically?
    •  Does your information inform?
    •  Is the internet working for you?
    •  Are you leveraging free global communication technologies?
    •  How is your metadata? 
    •  Borealis Works has cost-effective solutions to these questions.
    •  Borealis Works designs comprehensive, and creative imaging solutions for refreshing ventures.

:: Northern Light Inn – web site, images, text, maps, graphics, and SEO with leveraged Google technologies. Brochure design, all content, signage, menus, NLI advertising & communication.

:: Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir – web site redesign, ASI installation photography, video edit, post production.

:: Viking Language Series – web site consultant.

:: – website

:: Prepress for Heike Ollertz Photography and support services in Iceland for the book ISLAND published by mare. 

:: Framtíðarlandið.is web site concept with leveraged technologies, consultant.

:: prepress for Frontiers of Another Nature, published by Crymogea. 

:: MiR - The Art School of Reykjavik – European Union reports, documentary art photography, webpages.

:: National Museum of Iceland – Prepress and exhibition image preparation for "Saga-Steads-In the Footsteps of W.C. Collingwood" by Einar Falur Ingólfsson, Part of the Reykjavik Arts Festival. 

:: Lin Yao Ji Foundation – Chinese/English site design, bilingual commemorative brochure, including typesetting in classical Chinese, mission copy statement & editing, consultant.

:: UNESCO – photography of Trade Schools of Iceland x Paris exhibit and archives

:: TG Riese – logotype, website concept.

:: Ingunn Fjola– installation photography & video, music.

:: Harpa Arnardottir –  photography, web site consultant.

:: Sunneva Design – photography & web site, copy.



Do you have a special project that needs a local produce and multitasking fixer, especially in Iceland?

Icelandic conditions are as demanding as its locations are extraordinary.

PV for Aimer, 2017.

My clients have accomplished their goals in very unusual situations, extreme weather, tight budgets and live wire deadlines.
I coordinate cost effective dynamic productions, most suitable for small & fast crews.  

4 decades of experience – shooting and producing on location, from the arctic to the equator – is brought to every assignment. 



Courtesy of Heike Ollertz Photography

Telephone +354 697 3477 
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laif - agentur für photos

+ 49 221 27226-250


Brooks Walker: American–Icelandic photographer, shoots editorial, cultural and documentary photography assignments worldwide. 

Based in Reykjavik, with pied-à-terre’s in Venice, Milan, New York, Berlin, Toronto, and Vermont.

National Geographic, The New York Times, The Metropolitan Museum, Smithsonian Magazine, Archaeology Magazine, Brioni, Condé Nast Traveler, Die Zeit, Dior, Geo, GQ, Vogue, Bloomberg, US News & World Report, Libération, L'Hebdo, L'Etichetta, FMR, National Museum of Iceland, UNESCO, Muji and many more...

Create beautiful, heartfelt, and informative images.

Roma Il Colosseo, Egypte-Egypte, Venini, Bodoni (2), Panatanee, Sole di Maleo, FMR Grand Tour & 40+ pocket guides to “lost or forgotten” cultural assets, monuments and institutions of Italy.

Lowell Thomas Award, Art Directors Club Italiano, Premio Barbi Colombini

Borealis Works, Brooks' production company, designs comprehensive, creative, and cost-effective imaging solutions for new and refreshing ventures.

Producer / Fixer
Coordinator for photographic campaigns & video productions in Iceland, Italy, .... and anywhere.