The way north // Norwegian folklore portraits
Photo exhibition in collaboration with Ole Marius Jørgensen Photography.
" For being able to capture pictures of these creatures we had to understand them. First then they gave us trust.."
"the way north" // Norwegian folklore portraits
Between rough mountains ridges, ancient forests and deep fjords, there once lived a cold and strange group of people.
Their beautiful, small country would later be known as Norway or the way north.
The great wilderness provided the people with their livelihood, but also presented dangers.
Many mysterious incidents in this desolate landscape forced the people to reqognize the existence of diverse nature spirits.
As they discovered, there were a variety of strange creatures living in their midst. Some of them benevolent and others evil who would attack people when nature was violated.
Some of the spirits could create storms to endanger fishermen, lure young girls and boys into the woods, or frighten the people during the night.
These spirits shared the life of the Norwegian people for many centuries but gradually disappeared with the modern way of life.
Several well-known artists of the 19th century painted these spirits, but no one has ever captured any of them with a camera until now.
This project is a collaboration between Norwegian Attitude ( Mikkel Brandt Bugge) ( Propdesign and composition) and Ole Marius Jørgensen Photograhy. (Photo, composition, editing and management).
The project started in august 2013 and will be exhibited in international galleries during the year of 2015. Today the project has gathered international interest and the first exhibition will be held from the 6th of december 2014 - 20th of january 2015, BAKER + HESSELDENZ, TUCSON, USA.