Meet the Artist
Ole is a Norwegian art photographer, a sailor, and a twelfth-generation resident of the tiny car-free island society of Lyngør. He is deeply tied to this place where he works with staged landscapes comprising motifs dominated by maritime elements. He spends much of his time boating and trekking around the archipelago in pursuit of images exploring relationship between man and nature. Other times, he is inside one of Europe's few special darkrooms built in his father's sail loft. A pupil of Norway's first photo concept artist Dag Alveng, Ole's works have been exhibited internationally. When you visit him, ask him about the year he spent crossing the Atlantic on a 19th-century pilot cutter.
The VAWAA experience includes
- Brief introduction to black and white film photography and camera techniques.
- Boat ride and trekking with medium format cameras in the archipelago surrounding Lyngør.
- Film developing.
- Darkroom printing with baryta/fibre paper.
- Finalizing prints; retouching, pressing and mounting.
- All materials including film, chemistry and paper.
Credit: First image captured by Ina K. Andersen, edited by VAWAA.
Accommodation at Ole's house is available for an additional fee. You also have options to work with colour film, as well as make very large prints (up to 150cm x 120cm). Or how about learning Ansel Adams‘ zone system using Ole's large format camera. Ask when you send a booking request.