Month: October 2015

Student housing, the 1972 vintage

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Mama don't take my Fujifilm away / Words

In 1972, Fantoft Student housing, designed by Erik Fersum & Jørgen Djurhuus, was ready to make space for some 1300 new students in Bergen, Norway. I would have liked to be there. Although, having lived there on and off while studying, about thirty years later, I can admit to having some mixed feelings for the housing project. I can’t deny my fascination for this kind of buildings—large concrete monoliths—but this fascination seems to reach only […]

Wolves

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Remember the two wolves? From that internet post that has its fifteen minutes of fame every now and then, in somewhat different versions? Anyway, the wolves have something of a lead role in this story being told by—sometimes an old indian to a grandchild, sometimes just a grandfather, no race or political status specified. And it’s about the ongoing fight of the two wolves we all carry with within ourselves and how one is good […]

Hardingen

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From the archives / Words
Hardingen

Meet Hardingen. A car ferry whose sole purpose is transporting vehicles and their people and whatever else they might be carrying across Hardangerfjorden. Like car ferries do. Well, in 2006 at least, this was Hardingen’s mission. In 2006 when I shot jpegs with a Nikon D100 at ISO 1250 and though it was lovely. Sure the chroma noise was borderline evil but even back then there were decent tools available to deal with chroma noise. […]