Florian Trykowski, photographer (based in germany)

About me – and why it’s named „Nordic Music Photography“:

I’m regularly travelling to Iceland since I was fourteen – and I still can´t get enough of exploring this country and meeting the friendly and open-minded locals.

But it was not until I stumbled into Reykjavík Culture Night in 2009 that I discovered music as my new passion. The energy and vibe of icelandic bands and solo artists, who played the streets and squares of Reykjavík until the early hours impressed and hooked me deeply.

Of course, I had to visit the Iceland Airwaves festival soon afterwards, and of course I brought my camera…and there it all started! So this music-photography counterpart to my other job as advertising / commercial photographer was named „Nordic Music Photography“, and it grew up fast.

Music photography became a very important and close-to-heart part of my professional work, personal friendships with (mostly icelandic) bands have developed, and I managed to expand to german and european festivals: I shot the icelandic showcase at Eurosonic festival Groningen (NL) for Iceland music export IMX, I’m working as official photographer and PR/social media crew member at Maifeld Derby festival, Feuertanz festival, Burg Abenberg festival, Taubertal festival, Reeperbahn festival, Iceland Airwaves festival, Bergfestival, Burning Beach festival…

There’s a lot of ideas and I’m trying to hit even more photographer pits and stages year by year – stay tuned!

As Death Cab for Cutie sings: „there are roads left in both of our shoes“ – you’re dearly invited to accompany me on my way through the music scene and to share my passion for icelandic music and loads of festivals throughout europe.

And if you’re running a festival / band / agency or whatever, and if you’re interested in my photography  – just give me a shout, grab a beer and let’s talk about work.


  • Born 1983 in Erlangen (Germany)
  • 2003 Abitur certificate
  • Since 2004 regular stays in scandinavia
  • 2004-2007 apprenticeship as advertising photographer in Nuremberg
  • Since 2005 creative work focused on Iceland
  • Since 2007 freelance work as advertising & PR photographer and location scout
  • Since 2010 freelance work as concert- and bandphotographer
  • Since 2014 festival photo/PR crew member at Taubertal Festival, Rothenburg o.T.
  • Since 2014 festival photo/PR crew member at Bergfestival, Saalbach-Hinterglemm (A)
  • 2015 Eurosonic Noorderslaag festival (NL) coverage for Iceland Music Export
  • Since 2015 festival photo/PR crew member at Maifeld Derby Festival, Mannheim
  • Since 2015 festival photo/PR crew member at Feuertanz Festival, Abenberg
  • Since 2015 festival photo/PR crew member at Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg
  • Since 2015 festival photo/PR crew member at Iceland Airwaves Festival, Reykjavík (IS)
  • 2016 festival photo/PR crew member at Sónar Festival, Reykjavík (IS)
  • Since 2016 festival photo/PR crew member at Burning Beach Festival, Allmannsdorf
  • Since 2017 festival photo/PR crew member at Container Love Festival, Nuremberg

Clients & Friends:

  • Agent Fresco
  • Árstíðir
  • Astronautalis
  • Avid
  • Basin City Orchestra
  • Bergfestival
  • Bilderbuch
  • Burg Abenberg Open Air Festival
  • Burning Beach Festival
  • Bloodgroup
  • Concertbüro Franken
  • Container Love Festival
  • Dikta
  • E-Werk Erlangen
  • Eivør
  • Feuertanz Festival
  • Hestur magazine
  • Hjaltalín
  • Höfner guitars
  • Iceland Airwaves Festival
  • Iceland Music Export IMX
  • Ice will melt records
  • Liedfett
  • Maifeld Derby Festival
  • Morr Music
  • Musikexpress
  • Muzykaislandzka magazine
  • Nørdhæftii magazine
  • Nordis magazine
  • NORR magazine
  • Ólafur Arnalds
  • Polarblog
  • Reeperbahn Festival
  • Rökkurró
  • RÚV (National Icelandic Broadcasting Service)
  • Sin Fang
  • Sóley
  • Sónar Reykjavík Festival
  • Svavar Knútur
  • Taubertal Festival
  • The Variety Show
  • Tonlist
  • Visions magazine
  • Who made Who

Featured on:

  • DV (IS)
  • Cityzapper (NL)
  • Clash magazine (UK)
  • Fast forward magazine (DE)
  • Fest300 (US)
  • Gaffa (SE)
  • Gallerytalk (DE)
  • Goethe Institut (DE)
  • Hamburger Abendblatt (DE)
  • Iceland Review (IS)
  • I heart Reykjavík (IS)
  • Inspired by Iceland (IS)
  • Loud and quiet (UK)
  • Mein Bezirk (AT)
  • Metroexpress (DK)
  • Morgunblaðið Reykjavík (IS)
  • MTV Iggy (US)
  • Music festival central (US)
  • Musikblog (DE)
  • NDR (DE)
  • Nothing but hope and passion (DE)
  • Radioszene (DE)
  • Reykjavík Grapevine (IS)
  • Rhein Neckar Blog (DE)
  • Straum (IS)
  • The arts desk (UK)
  • The line of best fit (UK)
  • The music minutes (DE)
  • The Quietus (UK)
  • Útón (IS)
  • Vísir (IS)
  • What’s On (IS)
  • Zero magazine (SE)