American photographer Sabine Mirlesse's As If It Should Have Been a Quarry was shot in Iceland and was inspired by the country's frequent volcanic activity, specifically the eruption in the village of Heimaey in 1973. Mirlesse's work investigates themes of impermanence, survival and humanity's connection to landscape.
Sabine Mirlesse grew up between Los Angeles, California and New Haven, Connecticut in the United States. She holds a BA in Religious Studies and English Literature from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and additionally studied for one year at the Universiteit van Amsterdam in the Netherlands. In 2010 she graduated with a MFA in Photography from Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. Mirlesse's work has been the subject of features in The British Journal of Photography, Burn, Dossier, and Le Monde's M magazine. Additionally, she has contributed to The Paris Review, BOMB, Art in America and Aperture among other blogs and contemporary art journals and has conducted interviews with several established artists including Rineke Dijkstra, Tacita Dean, Gabriel Orozco, and curators Charlotte Cotton and Britt Salvesen. Mirlesse lives between Paris and New York City. Her latest body of work is based in Armenia.