There is probably a thousand places on earth I could have lived, at least for a while. But one of the very few places I really would have loved to live is Jæren, Norway. Not only because of the fresh air from the ocean and the seemingly endless fields only divided by carefully built stone fences – that is all beautiful and impossible to dislike. What completes this picture and make me feel like home is (except from the cows) all the tractors that appear randomly in this landscape. A lot of people are angered by tractors slowing down traffic, especially during rush hours. But without the tractors there would hardly be any rush hour since most of us would still work in the fields. We would all be farmers digging up one potato at the time. I am glad the tractor made it possible for me to be a full time photographer.

See the whole story Land of Tractors in Moment’s archive. The book is available on Moment’s web page under books.

By: Knut Egil Wang