I am a hobby photographer who live in the north of Norway.
I photograph a lot of things around me that fascinates me. I am fond of nature and live in the countryside with a lot of nature around me, so the landscape photographing dominates.
In the north of Norway where I live, it is dramatic changes in light during the year. Some weeks of the year the sun is totally non present and we have a bluish kind of light during the day. In summer sun all day and night for some weeks, the midnight sun. The seasons also have dramatic changes in them. And all this inspires me to take pictures. So much beauty out there !
Photographing makes me slow down and see things better around me. I like that very much, much better to calm down and to be able to "stay in the moment". I think there is a lot of stress in everydaylife and so much "noise" in the world. My camera helps me to slow down and stay in the moment, I appreciate that.
I have an album called "Light in your eyes". This is inspired by one of my favorite poems by Hans Børli:
"What is needed, in this our difficult world of houseless and homeless
- is to move into the house that is yourself
- is to go into the dark of that house - and clean the soot of the lamp in there, make the light shine clear
- so that people passing by
- will glimpse the light of your living eyes.. " (my own translation)
Original version in norwegian:
Ett er nødvendig - her
i denne vår vanskelige verden
av husville og heimløse:
Å ta bolig i seg selv
Gå inn i mørket
og pusse sotet av lampen.
Slik at mennesker på veiene
kan skimte lys
i dine bebodde øyne.