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Mývatn

I rarely walk past a framed landscape hanging on a wall without taking a picture of it. I’m not sure how I feel about this one. I can’t decide if the dark stain in the centre ruins the photo, or makes it more interesting. I guess […]

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There and then

A couple of pictures from Iceland that I’ve never posted anywhere before, because I didn’t think they were good enough. But they are part of my memories of this trip just as much as the ones that are. Perhaps even more, because I don’t look at them very often, […]

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Postcards

There’s been some debate on the NLP Facebook-page on what is new landscape photography, and what sets it apart from scenic, postcard-like landscapes. I’m not a close follower of the group’s activities and I never post a picture because I don’t think my landscapes meet the ‘rules’, […]

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Wintersleep

It has been quiet before, in uninhabited places and remote areas. This was neither, but its stillness was even more tangible. I never saw more than a few people in these little villages. A farmer feeding his sheep, a woman leaving a hairdressers shop with a […]

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End of season

I started to doubt if this place even existed. 120 kilometers of slowly driving through potholes and mudpools, hours of crossing the great plains of nothing, with heavy clouds darkening the rough land. We had constantly been driving towards a sort of tear in the clouds, right […]

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Indoor landscapes

I don’t need much time in the morning when we are traveling. A quick shower, no hair, no make up, yesterday’s clothes if possible. It buys me time for a pre breakfast walk or, in this case, to make as many shots of this particular corner of […]

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People with cameras

I suspect that every tourist with a camera, such as myself, gets at least a little bit irritated by other tourists with cameras. If not for blocking your view or ruining the scene, then for offering a mirror to yourself. There you are, wearing your fancy camera around your neck, so eager to take a picture that you […]

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The Italian lunch

I once went hiking with my sister in the Swiss/Italian Alps, when I was about 20 or so. We took some sandwiches and cereal bars with us for lunch. In the refugio, we shared a table with a bunch of pleasantly loud Italians. Out of […]

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Something good

I’ll be off to Iceland very soon now. I always try to picture the landscape and the situations and possibilities for photographing, long before I leave for a new or not so new place. Try to think of what I’d like to do. Have a […]

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The great pass

I like passes. It’s not just about reaching the highest point of the mountain, or the views. I like how these places are designed and facilitated. How they become a ‘place’ although most of the time they are not, really. Sometimes it’s just a bend […]

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Twenty minutes

We had been slowely circling up the mountain, and stepped out of the car on its highest point. A restaurant, a terrace, a parking place, the usual. Cold and windy, but with a good sight over the valley. We strolled along for a bit, and […]

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Freedom (again)

“Few people are really “following” your work. Even fewer care. What are you doing with that freedom?” It doesn’t feel great having to admit to a lack of creativity. But at least I can say that ‘not taking full advantage of my freedom’ has little to do with […]

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Freedom

One of the things about photography that matter to me the most, is how it allows me to do whatever I want to, with no-one to answer for but myself. At work, I have tasks and responsibilities, but I’m not in charge of anything. Every choice […]

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Back

When I ask if I can make a photograph of someone’s interior, people usually agree to it, but never ask me why I would want to do that. The travel agent did though, and I didn’t know what to say. I guess I didn’t say […]

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Borrowed space

We just booked two summer houses in the Alps. I had this intention once to photograph every place I spent the night: hotels, vacation houses, camp sites, bed and breakfasts, ferries, trains, planes and automobiles. No matter how uninteresting the place, I felt I should […]

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Mud

This landscape in the French part of Belgium has a strong cinematographic feel for me. Thanks, no doubt, to a number of films I’ve seen that take place in this area. Stories that rarely end well. Uncanny, unheimisch. It’s a place where people go to […]

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Space, memories

What I said about landscapes and their boundaries, seems to be true in this picture in particular. Perhaps because I’m looking at it with fairly fresh eyes. I just found it on my hard drive, where it was quitely sitting, waiting to be noticed, aware […]

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Windows, views

Every landscape you shoot is bounded, limited by the frame. But that’s not really how it feels, it feels endless. As if your brain is making up for the lost information. And the landscape becomes whole again. I’ve been thinking about why apparently I like to frame […]

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Pretty

Some of the places I visited in Norway reminded me of Alaska. But prettier, smaller, comfortable. And I realized how Alaska had been a truly extraordinary experience for my European eyes and mind. The scale, for sure, but most of all because it wasn’t pretty, and it wasn’t […]

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