My life really takes me to unexpected places, as I am following the flow of the universe with an open mind. Right now I am sitting all by myself in a wooden cabin, deep into the woods, 4 hours north of Trondheim. Without wifi and 3G (I’ll post this when I get the chance tomorrow). Now that wouldn’t be a problem if my plans for these two nights here was to get so much work and important things done. But you know what? Being without is not that bad at all. It actually gives me a feeling of freedom. And I was a little bit surprised by myself yesterday when I realized how much of my work that I can do without the Internet. I’ve never really reflected over that fact as I am usually always connected.
I am here in Lierne on my very last worktrip for Fotonorden. A collegue and I have been shooting on a nearby school today, and tomorrow I’ll shoot my very last portraits on another school. And I have very mixed feelings about this. My three months employment has passed so quickly! And I’ve been enjoying it a lot at most times. It has been very challenging at times, but that only means I’ve learnt a lot, so I am happy for that. And it has been so nice to be a part of such a great team even if we’ve all been working on different locations 90% of the time. I’ve been loving to work at a new place almost everyday, and to meet new people every single day. And to meet kids! It has been something very new to me, but it has been good. I still can not really believe I’ve actually been getting paid to photograph and travel these past months. It’s really all I want in life.
But new adventures are quickly coming towards my love Bryan and I. We are moving out of our adorable room in Trondheim on the 1st of November, that will say in 4 little days. I’ve got some mixed feeling about this too. Especially right now that I have to spend two of nights of my last week in Norway here, in the middle of nowhere. I’d so much rather be in our cozy little comfortzone these last nights! But I am very ready to leave Norway and start travelling in more tropical places right now (the first snow covered my car this morning, do I need to say more?!) but of course I am always a little bit sad to leave a place I like behind. But I’ll always return to Trondheim..I already did, every year since 2012.
I had only four days at home when I returned from the North, before I had to leave again to get here. But I got a really relaxing weekend and some quality time with my love, and I also got to watch some really intense Northern lights above Trondheim, well even right above our house. And of course I had time for another shoot aswell, and within a new kind of photography for me! Tattoo photography. You see, I badly want some more ink on my body. But all of my money goes to travels, so I am hoping to find some tattoo artist, somewhere in the world, who would like to exchange art forms. I’d take really good photos of her/his tattoos and get a new tattoo myself. I really hope that I’ll find that someone one day, cause I’d really like some more colours and art on my body! But if not, I am still happy for this shoot with Sebastiano. I had to play a little with the studio lightening to show the tattoos in it’s best way, so I’ve learnt another new thing! 🙂
The Northern lights was dancing so intensly right above over cozy house ❤️
..and above all Trondheim acutally!
Some photos from the tattoo shoot! If anyone is interested on capturing their own tattoos, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
Ingeborg, the designer of Nordlys, and an amazing interesting woman. I am so grateful that she let me borrow her showroom to rig up my studio for the tattoo shoot! When she came over she just looked so pretty in her own designed clothes, that I just had to ask her if I could take some pictures of her too ❤️