17th May 2014. While Norway celebrates the 200 year anniversary of their constitution, I’m heading for the remote Badakhshan, north east of Afghanistan, for the third time. There, no constitutional paper grants each and every citizen equal rights, as a base for justice and prosperity. There, natural hazards alone cost hundreds of lives every year. Just 10 days ago, a massive landslide buried half…
Oslo. Half a million people, but no one to communicate with. What are you all afraid of? Why don’t you show your face? Why is it so that the tighter we people are packed, the greater the distance between us? Nothing else in nature behaves like that. We are a paradox, an exception, a monster. Well, fine, keep hiding, and reveal your real selves…
Countryside near Ferrara, Italy, 18.12.2013. Sharan pinhole camera, Tri-X 400.
Fellow passengers, strangers met in the street, encounters that lasted minutes, hours, few days at the most. Regardless, encounters that made my day and my journey. Here are some of them.
Since I was a child, I’ve always had a tremendous fascination for trains and stations. We used to travel between the south and the north of Italy a couple of times a year, usually on a night train that would take almost 12 hours. Each and every evening during the weeks prior to our travels, my brother and I spent hours fantasizing about the…
9289 km on a train are and definitely feel like a huge distance. Landscapes pass by like in slow motion. Repetitive and monotonous yet ever changing. Days become nights, and the nights days.
First post of a coming series from my Trans-Siberian journey. This with a few pinhole shots. Why I do this? It’s the closest I get to producing suggestive images from nothing. If I could draw, I’d use charcoal. But I can’t, so I use Tri-X.
Røros. Norway, 30.11.2013. Home made pinhole camera & Kodak Tri-X (1 – 4 sec exposures, handheld camera).
The geese and I share an inextinguishable, almost compulsory need to cover great distances, never settling down completely, commuting between opposite corners of the world. These days they’re flying southwards. In 36 hours, I’ll be heading eastwards, leaving for THE train journey. See you.
First roll of Tri-X 400 exposed through a paper-made pinhole camera bought in Tokyo. All images were shot handheld, in some cases holding the camera against walls or so. Exposure times of 1 – 5 seconds.
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My notes from a recent trip to Tokyo and Kyoto. Written on Kodak Tri-X. (open the post for full-sized slideshow)
A number of you, after seeing my previous series from Afghanistan, noticed (and commented on) the absence of women. Well, with this post I focus exactly on the women of Afghanistan. Unfortunately, photographing women there is rather problematic. Just about everyone will strongly advise you against doing so: Photographing a woman (even one in a chador) out in the street may result in you…
Fayzabad, north-eastern province of Badakhshan, in president Karzai’s Afghanistan. While men proudly walk the streets and pose for photographs, women hide behind their chador or stay confined to dedicated areas (like the women recreational park that I had the unique privilege to be admitted to). More of my BW work in Afghanistan here: Streets and roads of Afghanistan