I´m fortunate to be on the board of Lofoten International Photo Festival. Annually we invite inspiring, interesting and talented people to share their work. We are a tiny festival located in surroundings with few distractions besides the stunning beauty of the Lofoten Archipelago. There is little to do besides spending time with the others and wander. If weather permits there is always the mountains just behind the house, or the ocean just in front. The month of March, however, might pose a challenge or two. A forecasted storm and following a cancelled ferry forced a postponement of exhibition openings on my home island of Skrova, Thursday became Sunday.
It has been a long while since I have been more inspired than by the incredible solid projects of Justin Jin, the explorations of Damian Heinisch, contemporary Norway by Helge Skodvin and the ice cold brilliance of Ragnar Axellson to name a few.
The program is only half of it. Impromtu roadtrps and hikes with strangers transitioning to friends is just as important. I hope to see you here March 2016. New friend.