Friday, September 30, 2011

Camille Claudel


Camille Claudel intrigues me.  I've known about her forever, but it was only last weekend, while seeing her work in the Rodin museum in Paris,  that I truly appreciated her greatness, and her extraordinary life that ended so horribly sad.
She was only 19 years old in 1882, when she came to Auguste Rodin's workshop.  The 42-year-old sculptor took her in as his student, and she very soon became his inspirational muse, his favorite model - and his mistress.  
Although he never ended his already long lasting relationship with Rose Beuret, the affaire with Camille Claudel lasted 15 years.  
Then he decided to turn his back on her, and Camille, broken and depressed, was shortly after diagnosed with madness. She was locked up in a mental institution, where she died in 1943...

Camille Claudel facinerer meg.  Jeg har visst hvem hun var så å si bestandig, men det var først forrige helg, mens jeg så skulpturene hennes i Rodin-museet i Paris, at jeg til fulle oppdaget hennes storhet, og det helt spesielle livet hennes, som endte så fryktelig og så trist.
Hun var bare 19 år gammel i 1882, da hun kom til den berømte skulptøren Auguste Rodins atelier. Den 42årige mesteren tok henne inn som sin elev, og hun ble rastkt hans inspirerende muse, hans favorittmodell, og hans elskerinne.
Selv om han aldri skilte seg fra Rose Beuret, kvinnen han levde sammen med mesteparten av 
livet sitt, så varte forholdet til Camille Claudel i 15 år.
Han bestemte seg så for å snu ryggen til henne,  og Camille, knust og deprimert, fikk kort tid etter diagnosen galskap.  Hun ble innelukket på et mentalsykehus, hvor hun døde i 1943...

Friday, September 16, 2011

Colors of India


I miss the colors of India.  The colors, who are so strong everywhere, who you experience with all senses. 
Jeg savner fargene i India.  Fargene, som er så sterke overalt, som oppleves med alle sansene på en gang. 
















Tuesday, September 13, 2011

TEMA-reporter

Jeg er en av 10 finalister som kjemper om å få en fantastisk jobb: TEMA-reporter for Star Tour.  De trenger en person som kan teste ut noen av reisene deres, og samtidig skrive om det, filme og fotografere.  Denne jobben virker som den er skreddersydd for meg!  Jeg håper jeg får den, og jeg trenger hjelp fra dere.  Hvis du klikker på linken, scroller nedover til du finner stemmeboksene og stemmer på meg, da blir jeg svært glad!






I'm one of 10 finalists competing to get an amazing job: TEMA-reporter for Star Tour.  They need a person who can go on some of their travels, and while doing that, write about it and take photographs.  Well, I feel this job is really made for me.  I hope I get it, and I need your help.  If you click on the link, scroll down to the voting boxes, and vote for me, well I'll be very grateful!



Sunday, September 11, 2011

People in Perpignan




I wandered the streets of Perpignan. Meeting people, talking to them, learning about their life.

Jeg vandret rundt i Perpignan's gater.  Møtte mennesker, snakket med dem, lærte om deres liv og hverdag.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Photography Workshop in Perpignan



Last week I attended a photographic workshop in Perpignan, France.  My teacher was Torkil Færø, Norwegian photographer and MD.  The workshop was held during the Visa pour l'image photo festival, and we got to see many exhibitions and meet with other photogaphers.
Our five days in France were inspiring, fun and full of hard work.  Here you can see the top pictures from each of the 8 participants.  (The black&white ones are mine.)

Forrige uke deltok jeg på en fotografisk workshop i Perpignan, Frankrike.  Læreren min var Torkil Færø, norsk fotograf og lege.  Workshopen ble holdt under dokumentarfotografifestivalen Visa pour l'image, og vi fikk se mange utstillinger samt møte andre fotografer.
Våre fem dager i Frankrike var inspirerende, morsomme og fylt med hardt arbeid.  Her kan du se noen av bildene som de 8 deltakerene tok.  (Sort/hvitt-bildene er mine.)



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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Afghan Girl

Just this picture today, Steve McCurry's "Afghan Girl", one of the world's most famous photographs. Portraying a  girl in a refugee camp in Pakistan, the picture is taken in 1984, during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, and made the front cover of National Geographic Magazine in June 1985.
It's an immensely strong photograph, with an amazing use of colors.  It struck me when I first saw it, years ago, and it still sits there as one of my all time favorite photos.