Om mulig umulige bilder (On picturing the possibly impossible)

(This blog post is intended for a mostly norwegian audience and is thereby written in this language, Short story: I blended together several images to create one, in order to illustrate the front page of a book about norwegian railway locomotives and carriages) I høst fikk jeg spørsmål om jeg kunne levere forsidebilde til boken “Norske lok og motorvogner”, utgitt av Norsk Jernbaneklubb. Boken er en fortegnelse over lokomotiver, motorvogner, personvogner, metrovogner og trikker som kjører i Norge. Jeg hadde bidratt med andre bilder til boken også, av ulike materielltyper, og var naturligvis beæret over å bli bedt om å …

Do not try this!

I have been photographing railways for the last couple of years. I work as an advisor for the rail sector and I volunteer on a museum railway. I have been appaled to see the recent trend of portraiting people on railway tracks. Why and how this became a thing I …

Moddi in the Opera

That was then. In 2009 I first photographed Pål Moddi Knutsen playing at Natur og Ungdom (Young friends of the Earth) summer camp in Lofoten. Since then I have photographed Pål on several occasions, leading up to my self-released book in 2012. He has released four albums, lastly his collection …

Bergensbanen

The Bergen line, crossing the mountains between Hønefoss and Bergen, is a spectacular trip any day. This september, I got of the train at Hallingskeid, midway on the line, and walked the distance to Myrdal to document the line.                       …

Little trains part II

Some time ago i posted a few pictures from Urskog-Hølandsbanen, a museal railway out of Sørumsand, near Oslo, Norway. Since then, I have joined the ranks of the volunteers running the railway, and have started photographing them. With time, I hope to be a boilerman and then a driver of …