Hidden in the mountains just south of Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela is a picturesque schist village called Piódão. Built by the jews in the 15th century by natural materials from the mountains; schist and wood. Schist houses with slate roofs, which blend with the irregular pavement of the streets and with the colors of the mountain. All windows and doors are painted blue and its still unknown in the history why. There is a story about, because how isolated the village was (and still is), they didn’t´t have acces to much civilization. But one day a a bucket of blue paint arrived to the village and with no other choice, this was the paint to use. Above the doorways you see wooden crosses nailed. They’re made from bay tree wood that has been blessed to ward off evil spirits. The villagers live from agriculture and are also wonderful honeymakers, but turism is also an income for the village today. The last three pictures are from landscapes nearby.
Since I started doing photography the way I work has totally changed. Its not as simple as saying it changed from analogue to digital; its much more complex. Its also about how the ideas develop and how they end up on the screen or on paper. Sometimes I feel I lost some of my creativity because of this transfer in my working process. I do like digtital photography but I love analogue. I love the materials in all of the aspects and the surprices during the processes. In 2001 I travelled 6 weeks in China on trains and busses with my husband and our 5 months old baby. Among others we travelled to the cities Lanchou and Xining and the great Tibetan monastery Labrang in central China. On this travel I photographed 24-7 and used all of the cameras I could carry. I shot narrow-gauge film, analogue color and black and white on a 35mm and 6×7 negatives on a pinhole camera. I have focussed only little on the materials in the years after, but recently I was inspired to work with it again and I made these pictures. Most of them are shot on my pinhole camera. The images […]
Landscapes from Thy in the northern part of Denmark. A very large part of the region is now a nationalpark and has stunning nature and a breathtaking coastline. There´s plenty of sights and walks and lovely towns and local feels – I loved it!
A small series of pictures from the archives. I love this perspective where big becomes small and the photo has so many details. I have played with a new edit; not sure if I like the warm tone in the highlights yet and it might end up all black and white; but for now this is how they look.
These pictures are shot in Australia a few months ago. Its from a national park called Croajingolong in Victoria state and has massive sanddunes next to the Thurra River. We hiked the dunes and only with the help from friends did we not get lost.. Next to the dunes lies the ocean ready for a surf.
I have passed this house many times during the last 15 years without actually knowing it was there, behind the wildly grown garden. One winters night I went there with friends and a flashlight and found a home abandoned with all its stuff, furniture, clothes, letters and family photo albums. Even the kitchens storeroom was full. By the look of things this home was left around 3 decades ago. The atmosphere was thick and it felt sad. Next day I went back and shot some more pictures in the daylight. More pictures from the house will be coming up in my projects.
Quarantine Station, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Visited this Godforsaken place a couple of years ago. Once a very busy place where hopefull immigrants arrived and sat their first steps on Australian ground. To control and prevent the spread of these diseases Point Nepean was opened in 1852 as a maritime quarantine reserve. Ships carrying passengers with infectious diseases were required to land all cases there along with those at risk of contracting the disease. Passengers’ luggage was taken ashore to be fumigated with formaldehyde gas and passengers were required to take baths using antiseptic soap.