Power to the people

I have just received this beautiful book of photographs called The American Barn, made by the American photographer David Plowden. Farm Near Peotone, 1981 For more than fifty years, photographer David Plowden has documented a vanishing America and continues to produce new exhibitions, books and other publications. I really like the way Plowden is working…

population density

population density Norway: 15/km2 population density Hong Kong: 6544/km2 I believe that how & where we live is important for who we become. I think that our sense of space becomes a part of our identity, our personality. Living conditions are a personal matter. I have no idea who I would have become living like this:…

an even darker landscape

Bryan Schutmaat © Abandoned Homestead, Red Mountain Mining District, Colorado, 2011 By happy coincidence I discovered the work of Bryan Schutmaat, and his poetic series:  “Grays the Mountain Sends”. In “Grays the Mountain Sends”, Schutmaat skillfully documents the rugged landscapes and people of the great American West. The images describe a series of mining sites and small, hardscrabble mountain…

see what I saw

sometimes I feel embedded in this landscape somedays I feel the landscape embedded in me – Årsland, Jæren, Norway

Afternoon walk

Sunrise 09:35 Sunset 15:48 Length of day 6h 22m (tomorrow it will be 2m more…) Ok, the weather could have been better, but who can really complain when living in a landscape like this?

Re-thinking landscape

I have posted on him before, but today I discovered this very interesting talk by Edward Burtynsky – why don’t you have a look? ©Edward Burtynsky I think the environmental movement has failed in that it’s used the stick too much; it’s used the apocalyptic tone too much; it hasn’t sold the positive aspects of…