I love Scandinavia. As you know, my family comes from Sweden and I worked for a Danish company for 8 years and so I have been immersed to say the least.
Now for a little bit of Norway. Sølve Sundsbø was born in 1970 and garnered an interest in photography in his early twenties by enrolling in the London College of Printing. Once there he answered an ad for Nick Knight who was looking for an assistant and alas his career began.
According to Ykone online, “He concentrates on volume, lines and graphics and alters his images with superimpositions, use of filters and transparency, creating truly remarkable pictures.”
“If I’ve got a style,” says Sundsbo, “it’s that I’ve got no style.”
I personally love the visual spectrum he lives in. While many photographers work in a streamlined aesthetic he embraces the varied sources of light, textures and manipulations. He vividly captures light and emotion.
Luella says…And the Series Continues.
(all photos SOURCED at artandcommerce.com)
To be able to see the world through the scope of a photographic lens must be very powerful. What you see is not always what you got. The artistry is making people believe there is not a difference.
If you close your eyes and spin a globe where would you land? Where would you want to land?
In researching fashion photos for my Tumblr, I stumbled upon a blog called Landscape Lifescape and was completely mesmerized. It is dedicated to real-time nature and landscape photos.
I spent a long time looking through the vast archive and finally had to pull myself away. I feel like I just got back from a vacation after staring at all these amazingly detailed images.
These photos got me thinking about perception. Beauty, as we have discussed before, comes in all sorts of packages. I believe it exists in its purest form in nature.
Culture, tradition and heritage shape the earth. Stereotypes and media coverage do not. Sometimes we judge a place before we have seen it. I know I have.
Imagine where you would choose to go if you picked from a book of photos with no captions.
Luella says…Visit the World
(all images below are sourced from LandscapeLifescape)
LASPI BAY, BLACK SEA
ALIF ALIF, MALDIVES
NORTH CAROLINA COUNTRYSIDE
WONDER LAKE, CHINA
WATERFALL AT MIDNIGHT, ICELAND
PICTURED ROCKS, LAKE SUPERIOR MICHIGAN
LAVENDAR FIELDS IN FROME, ENGLAND
WINTER IN SWEDEN
KOH SAMED, THAILAND
HUNZA, GILGIT PAKISTAN
UUMMANNAQ, GREENLAND POPULATION 1,299
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
FJORD IN DENMARK
BENMORE, NEW ZEALAND
MOSTNICA GORGE IN SLOVENIA
DERBYSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
LAKE BASIN, COLORADO
DOOR COUNTY, WISCONSIN
Next time you are planning a trip seek out the location less traveled.
Immerse yourself in the culture and don’t take a guided tour. Live amongst the natives and do as they do.