Photographic Inspiration: Norwegian photographer Øystein Aspelund captures the spirit and beauty of these abandoned buildings in his series “You Were Not There”.
Feel like you need a bit of inspiration? Today we look at this stunning series by Norwegian photographer, Øystein Aspelund called “You Were Not There”. Øystein is based in Trodheim where he works with both digital and analog.
Talking about his style Øystein says: “I see my work as a response and reaction to my surroundings. One of my main subjects of inspiration are places that have seen rapid changes. It may be borderlands where the civilization turns into the wild. Or reflections on the struggle between man and his environment. Often the results end up in a field between traditional documentary and art photography.” [Øystein Aspelund, Behance]
Discussing his thoughts about this series: “YOU WERE NOT THERE is an ongoing project investigating the parallel worlds and alternative realities defined by dead places. Abandoned by society and layered with a rich past, the places can be seen as disappearing echoes from a distant time. With a common thread in an intense presence of silence, the series raises open unanswered questions about the past of the places, and the events that eventually led to their downfall.” [Øystein Aspelund, Behance]
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