Scandinavian Moments
Another Oslo Moment

Another Oslo Moment

Are ostrich settling down in Sweden?

Are ostrich settling down in Sweden?

I meet Tina with her husband and 3 children on a walkabout with my  camera, ear on alert to, in Göteborg, Sweden. They have jobs, cars and a party tent to live in. There is no party going on thou. There is homelessness and the result of Sweden´s hard core politics towards poverty and people...
The desert in Denmark

The desert in Denmark

Råbjerg Mile is a migratory sand dunes between Skagen and Fredrikshavn in North Jutland in Denmark. The sand dunes walk about 15 to 20 meters a year and is the largest of its kind in Scandinavia. It covers an area of about 1 square kilometer. Since 1900 it has moved to 1500 meters, which means...
Bosnia, here I come

Bosnia, here I come

For more than ten years I have gotten to know and photographed refugees in Sweden. Alisa is one of them. She was born in Bosnia Herzegovina with her roots in the roma culture. This is her story in short. She was married of  at the age of 14 to a man from another part of Yugoslavia, Kosovo. When the Balkan war...
Some traces from Marilyn and other commercial icons

Some traces from Marilyn and other commercial icons

The leading blonde of all times must of course be Marilyn Monroe. When mousy Norma Jean was transformed into platinum blonde sex goddess Marilyn, an unbelievably successful product was created. She was the perfect dream for all American men returning from the 1945 war, meeting women with new confidence and independence. In their absence women...
Mild color – gentle person?

Mild color – gentle person?

“I think others interpret you as a little more gentle if you’re a blonde. It’s a mild color. Dark hair is harsh.”
Brännboll

Brännboll

Tina Carlsson, Värmland, Sweden. Knut Egil.
Pilot glasses and the recollection of time

Pilot glasses and the recollection of time

I met Annikken and Laila at the same day in different parts of Oslo. At that point I never thought that the pictures would have anything in common. At least not until I put them together. Suddenly they started speaking to each other. It was as if the pilot glasses, those very material things, told...
A new norwegian experience

A new norwegian experience

I recently attended my first norwegian wedding. Hanne and Paul had a beautiful wedding in Oslo with the wedding party at the fantastic VIlla Eckbo outside the city. In Scandinavia most people want to arrange their weddings in the summer to use the long day and bright night can be fully used for the most...
Motor culture

Motor culture

I often end up in documenting motor culture and animals. I'm not interested in any of the two subjects significantly. On my visit to the north I shot both "folkrace" and snow scooter driving on the water. Why ? I don't know…
Kristiansand 2

Kristiansand 2

Kristiansand, July 2012. Knut Egil.
Therese

Therese

Therese. Trondheim, Norway, June 2012. Elin Berge. — Elin Berge
The population of Scandinavia

The population of Scandinavia

Did you know that the population of Scandinavia is about twenty one inhabitants / km². In contrast to the Netherlands, where 361 / km² inhabitants share the country's area.
Going through my archive...

Going through my archive…

I have received my negatives from my trip but have had no chance to scan them, so I will continue to show pictures taken digitally for getting the exposure right.
Spending 12 hours and 17 minutes together

Spending 12 hours and 17 minutes together

They met at 09.42 and have spent the day together in Arvika, until Victoria leaves with the train at 21.59 the same day. They will meet again in one week.
Blond - but no blonde

Blond – but no blonde

“I’m not a blonde! To me it’s diminishing to be called that. I’m thinking of boobs and girls who do surgery and stuff. I had dark hair for a long time, but then I grew tired of looking bald every sixth week or so, when the fair hair started to grow out"
Sune Jonsson was a great photographer

Sune Jonsson was a great photographer

Most of his pictures was taking where he was raised, in the Norrbottens region the very north of Sweden. His pictures are now a very important factor in understanding how people lived during the northern swedish peasant society.
Goodbye, Arvika

Goodbye, Arvika

After six days together in Arvika, Nicklas needs to go back to Linköping to work. They don't know when they'll meet again. Maybe next week?
another dog another blog or four

another dog another blog or four

I met an old friend in a sort-of-new tuxedo. Martin is using this formal evening wear as a motivator for loosing weight and getting in shape after his heart attacks.
The other side

The other side

My first stop on the trip was Gällivare, was a bit tired after spending the night in sleeping accommodation with 5 others. While there I was welcomed with rain and cold wind from the mountains. I walked around in the community to get some impressions and inspiration. I was surprised there were so many people...
The sorry brunettes

The sorry brunettes

When I was young I had long blonde hair down to my waist. Yeah, I was pretty. I just had to move my hips a little to get help with all kinds of things. I felt sorry for the brunettes! It was the 70’s, you know, they had a hell trying to pretend to be...
A road less rocky

A road less rocky

Avika, Sweden, June 2012. Knut Egil
Serendipity is underrated

Serendipity is underrated

Kristiansand, July 2012. Knut Egil
From one stereotype to another

From one stereotype to another

I kind of went from one stereotype to another there for a while”, she says with a smile as she explains why she decided to take of her veil after twelve years. “I’m still a proud Muslim. Things just happened in my life and I came to a point where I just couldn't bear all...
Kristiansand

Kristiansand

Oslo. Knut Egil. July 2012