Skipti is Icelandic for house.

In amongst the stunning landscapes and harsh climate, the 320,000 residents of Iceland have created their own, highly individual homes. Tin, brick or wood, the houses are built to survive the elements, but also give hint to the person inside.
Bright coloured paint coats the outer walls, extensions are cobbled onto the side of formally square buildings, small window displays of personal trinkets look out at the world, and plaques with the owner's name and the year they built the dwelling are nailed onto the facades. 
No two buildings appear the same. I took this set as a comparative study, but found they seem more like a set of portraits. |