What’s the one place that you always return to?
Norway, forever. I got to know Norway through a friend, with whom I studied art. I came to visit and we traveled in the mountains. To me, the mountains are something very special. I grew up between the Black Forest, The Vosges Mountain Range, and The Alps and always loved hills. The mountains of Norway are beautiful and gentle. It’s not as vast as the American landscape. It’s not as rough and dramatic as the Alps.
The thing is also, in Norway you travel quite slowly and gentle. The maximum speed on the road is 80 kilometers per hour. And the distances are so long that you can end up in the mountain landscape for five or six hours at a time. All you see is the road and mountains to the left and right.
In summer, I usually visit a family who have a farm about six hours west of Oslo for one or two weeks. The place is called Røldal. I walk in the hills, climb onto the tops and just pass time. I’ve always loved photographing there but haven’t used many of the images. They are more for myself.