On the Saturday of Nov 24, 1973 a United States Navy airplane (C-47 SkyTrain also known as “Dakota”) was forced to land on Sólheimasandur’s black sandy beach in the south of Iceland. The crew survived the landing and the airplane’s remains are still standing at the crash site.
Trevor Cole was born in Derry, Northern Ireland and now lives in the irish region of Donegal, after several years travelling and living all over the world in places such as England, Singapore, Togo, Italy, Ethiopia and Brazil. "My photography, together with travel, have become two of my life’s passions. I studied geography at University and taught it in international schools. My photography focuses on culture, landscapes and wildlife; images which reflect a spatial and temporal journey through life and which try to convey a need to live in a more sustainable world. I seek the moment and the light in whatever context I find myself and endeavour to use my photographic acumen to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"I believe fully in the concepts of sustainable tourism and development and in trying to support a perspective which enables a greater harmony to exist between people and their environment. I often use my images to educate or enhance the knowledge of others. This has promoted not only my own areas of interest but also a genuine interest in travel to others. Considered reflections may be used to market and to disseminate and promote acquired knowledge in a stimulating way. To record an image digitally or on film certainly helps to bring the reality of such experiences to life." His works has been published in magazines, calendars and cards and has been used by both the tourist industry and for educational purposes. His images have been exhibited in London’s Earls Court as well as in Ireland and Ethiopia.