The Lofoten islands in northern Norway have sure had a big influence on me as a human and especially as a photographer. Back then, around ten years ago during my first trips, i just went there for hiking and to be out in the majestic nature. But soon i started having the urge to portray these beautyful landscapes and few years later i started calling myself a landscape photographer (whatever that really means).
When a place is as picturesque as any of the different fjords and mountaineous islands that make the Lofoten archipelago (the name of the islands means "feet of a lynx" originally because of the shape of the archipelago), things become almost too easy as a photographer. It´s almost as if nature created these places in the most photogenic way potentially possible.
This also brings a challenge in these times where millions of great photographers often have the same destinations for their trips. The amount of beautyful imagery is huge nowadays, and places that had once been secret tips are now called "classics" on a daily basis when you look at Instagram and other popular sources for landscape photography.
So nowadays i can´t be fulfilled with taking a replaceable image of one of these iconic locations anymore- instead i chase these short moments of light that make a scene look different than it looks most of the time. Most often i hunt previsualized images that have grown in my head where i need different factors to align properly to be abled to "harvest" them. But sometimes i also just simply react to what mother nature has on the menu on the given day at the given place.
Here´s a collection of my favourite images taken during the last years.
Let me take you with me on a little journey to northern Norway, far above the polar circle, where the contrasts of weather, light and landscape are incredible and the local inhabitants are wonderful open minded and hearted people.