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India Salvor Menuez and Michael Bailey Gates Romp Through Iceland, Naked and Free

There is no more ideal Iceland guide than Björk, whom the photographer Thomas Whiteside and his boyfriend, the model/artist Michael Bailey Gates, ended up linking up with on their first trip to Iceland over New Year’s 2015. When they returned, they brought along their friend India Salvor Menuez. The model, artist, and actress is Icelandic, but grew up in New York, so they arranged her a homecoming of sorts, forging down the national highway in a rented camper and traipsing through the landscape’s various geysers, valleys, and fjords. Now Whiteside is publishing his photos of the adventure in Route 1, India and Mike, a new limited-edition title available at Dashwood Books that also features Menuez’s poems, Gates’s sketches, and an afterword and artwork by the artist Chloe Wise. Tag along, here.

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India Salvor Menuez and Michael Bailey Gates in “Route 1, Mike and India” by Thomas Whiteside.

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Iceland in “Route 1, Mike and India” by Thomas Whiteside.

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Michael Bailey Gates in “Route 1, Mike and India” by Thomas Whiteside.

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India Salvor Menuez in “Route 1, Mike and India” by Thomas Whiteside.

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India Salvor Menuez in “Route 1, Mike and India” by Thomas Whiteside.

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Michael Bailey Gates in “Route 1, Mike and India” by Thomas Whiteside.

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India Salvor Menuez in “Route 1, Mike and India” by Thomas Whiteside.

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Iceland in “Route 1, Mike and India” by Thomas Whiteside.