No person is an island, especially while working on one. I would like to express my gratitude to the following people for their support during the making of this book.
— G.S. Motola

Aníta Ólafsdóttir for connecting me, for her professionalism and generosity, and for giving this project the best beginning I could have hoped for · Þórunn Jónsdóttir for connecting me, for her many skills and for her generosity, passion and knowledge · Barrie Cohn · my family · Alison MacNeil · Philippa Goslett, Dylan Emery and family · Mark Thackara and Olympus · Jófríður and Ásthildur Ákadóttir of Pascal Pinon ·  Peter Doyle · Zoe Kamen · Arikia Millikan · David Hoffman · Byron Knight · Rupert Selby · Julia Selby · Stephen Selby · Dany Ray Feinstein and Laurie Robinson · Jói and Mamma Kef and family · Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir, Símon Sigvaldason and family · Tones Sansom and One Little Indian Records · Florian 'Flow' Zimmer and Morr Music · Kolbeinn Finnsson, Bryndís Jóhannesdóttir and family · Björgvin Einar Sævarsson and Radoslaw Michal Wegorek at iRent.is · The Flight Case Company · Sunna Guðnadóttir · Sigríður ‘Sissa’ Ólafsdóttir, Hjördís Líney Pétursdóttir and Atli Már Hafsteinsson at Ljósmyndaskólinn · Ólafur Fannar Vigfússon and Hlín Jóhannesdóttir at Kvikmyndaskoli · the Embassy of Iceland in London · Sveinn Kjarval · Anna Katrín Þorvaldsdóttir · The Reykjavik Grapevine · the Irish connection: Colm O’HerlihyBrendan CantyGreg Canty, Deirdre WaldronCiara O’TooleRobert Doran and Chenile Keogh · Michal Szubryt · Rachel Salmon ·  the backers who supported An Equal Difference by pre-purchasing and contributing · all of the tweeters, sharers and supporters who helped to make the crowd funding campaign a success, and last but not least all of the people who shared their thoughts and generously gave their time to be photographed for this book. Those who are pictured in the book and those who helped connect me to them are credited on p. 254 of the book or the image which leads this section. 

Music was a large inspiration for this book both for the writing of it and during its creation. Here is a playlist of music made in or inspired by Iceland. http://spoti.fi/2a8YlCn Also pictured in the book but not interviewed for it are Erling BangMr. Silla (Sigurlaug Gísladóttir), and Ben Frost

I used an infrared camera conversion to create three of the shots in the book. I enlisted the help of digital colorist Peter Doyle who graded these and as usual, exceeded my imagination. They are on pages 116 (Litla Hraun), 123 (Eyrarbakki) and the spread on pages 198-199 (near Hellsheiði power station).

The following people also gave their time and image for this project but were not pictured: Ásta Helgadóttir • Björk Eiðsdóttirand Blær Bjarkardóttir• Dr Irma Erlingsdóttir • Dr Kamilla Rún Jóhannsdóttir • Dr Marina Candi • Helga Valfells• Helga Waage and Toti Stefansson• Hildur Hrólfsdóttir • Inga Birna Ragnarsdóttir • Karitas Kjartansdóttir • Kristín Tómasdóttir • Marín Magnúsdóttir• Ólöf Skaftadóttir •Stefanía Katrín Karlsdóttir • Stefanía Sigurðardóttir • Sunna Guðnadóttir • Þórlaug Ágústsdóttir

 

FIRST PUBLISHED IN 2016 BY RESTLESS MACHINERY LTD  LONDON, ENGLAND
HARDBACK ISBN: 978 0 995485 600


TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY G. S. MOTOLA

EDITED BY ROBERT DORAN

DESIGN BY CHENILE KEOGH

COVER DESIGN BY ALISON MACNEIL

PP. 254–5 DESIGNED BY RACHEL SALMON

PRINTED IN THE EU