Some of you may have recognized something new? I have a new website, new blog, and a new mind. Big things happened on my trip in USA personally. How I think, how I should work, and how to handle my own photography and philosophy. “Shoot the shit, do what you fucking love!” This was what Sally Mann told me when we visited her. And it feels right.
I have been feeling uptight lately with thinking about this is and that as whole projects, with rules inside. I am young, and it is too soon to pretend to be a grown up. So, what is happening now? I am going to share, more of me and more of my photography. Snaps, projects, thoughts.
Why? Because I want to, and it feels right. Doing what feels right should be done. Like now, I promised myself to go to bed early, but now I am sitting with my computer on my lap. At the toilet. Because I was just “going to check my email”. But then I wanted change, and it happened. I remade my blog. And I wanted to write something about this change. I have a hustle to express myself sometimes, and that is what is going to happen on this blog. If you want to follow me, follow me, if not, do what you really want to do.
So, now a little forward in time. I will post photos from my trip, maybe post a video soon from a shoot with IntoDust that I did, and tell you if I got a job that really want, or not.
Agnes and Sara in Williamsburg, New York.
Billy Bob. He is a hairdresser. And a fantastic guy.
Between Denmark and Sweden. 2012.
Exactly now, at this time, it is about 24 hours until I am standing at Gardermoen Airport in Oslo waiting for my flight to New York. Going to be there for 6 days, with my friend Agnes and to visit an another friend, Sara, and live at her place.
We are going to acclimate and enjoy our time before our flight goes off to Boston. When we arrive, we will meet the last three remaining students from my old school, Bilder Nordic School of Photography. We are also going to meet six other photography students from each school, the École Supérieure d’Arts & Médias de Caen in France, and the university UMass Lowell in USA for a 10 days photoroadtrip.
It starts in Boston and goes through Massachusetts, Rochester, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and back to Lowell/Boston. In Virginia we are going to visit Sally Mann to live there for three days, and get to know her.
I don’t know so much more than that, but i know that we are going to drive divided in vans and does not have any sharp schedule that is going to stress us. We can stop wherever we want to photograph. Almost total freedom, with new students from other countries. I am excited to listen to their thoughts about photography, and what they wish to accomplish. I am really excited. Like really excited, and that invokes also nervousness.
What this trip will transform to, personally and photographically, will only time decide.
The man that has made this possible is my former principal Inge Helland, and of course the mind behind the idea, the photographer and artist, finnish Arno Rafael Minkkinen. You can see his stunning work here. What results from this trip, am I going to tell you later.
I will miss home. But going to enjoy this, that is for sure.
Mosselukta is the infamous smell of pulp mill (cellulose) M. Peterson & Son in Moss. But is now closed down. At this place they produced paper and packaging cardboard.
My friend Hans visited my office and the backdrop the other day.
He studies property and estate laws. A profession of special interest.