A Celebration of Norway
Wooden buildings painted and unpainted, crafted details, expansive rugged landscapes, boathouses dotting the shoreline collectively define the unique qualities and beauty of Norway. On a trip with three generatiions of my family to visit three generatiions of Norwegian relatives, I traveled from Oslo to Bergen to Trondheim and up the coast to Kirkenes. I used my camera as a sketch pad, recording the many experiences I encountered. The resulting composite photographs represent the many aspects of the country that I found throughout Norway. Spanning centuries, there is a continuity of the Nordic aesthetic that has to do with the quality of light and exposure to weather.
Combining several photographs into one image enables me to tell a more comprehensive story than with a single photograph. I look for details that help define similar subjects and look for the unusual in the ordinary