The Force of Nature series is comprised of mosaics of closely cropped photos of the body layered with found photos of natural disasters. Natural disasters are used as a way of expressing forces out of our control, while body parts express the personal and visceral. Together these combined images explore themes of chaos and control, love and loss, inner turmoil and outer calm, exposure and concealment. When viewed from a distance, these images are experienced as one thing, and yet another when viewed up close.
— Marcella S. Davis
Simple, graceful, life-size: For Øyvind Hjelmen's Anthologia series, he abandoned cameras completely to make unique sun prints on photographic paper outside in his garden on the island of Stord, Norway.
An exploration of otherworldly occurrences in the wilderness of the Far North, where the extreme landscape imparts a heightened sense of being alive.
Imagine an empty world, where the only sounds on a weekday morning were the light tapping of deer hooves on the pavement...