In November, I went on a sailing trip south of Bergen. We stayed within the inland coast, traveling between islands both barren and dense with forests. The development of human activity is minimal as seen from the water, and often in relation to the landscape it occupies. This is a drastic difference from the ocean-facing homes of the United States, where there is often a reshaping or dominance enacted over the landscape.
     I’ve found it difficult to make new photographs in Norway because of the long history of tourism (and previously, nationalism) having a significant role in defining the landscape. Only in the last thirty years has there been some erosion in this field (for example, Norsk Landskap 1987).
Mark