The Small Moments of Life

During the Bolivian workshop in April earlier this year, Klaus Holsting – one of the participants – worked exclusively in colour, went about in his unobtrusive way and mingled with the locals whether in a bar, on a market or at the homes of the people living in the villages we visited during the workshop. He waited for those small moments of life to occur. For more about Klaus’s work in Bolivia look up Blue Hour Photo Workshops.

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Photographer based in Norway
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24 Responses to The Small Moments of Life

  1. seekraz says:

    That’s where life is lived…the magnificent and wonderful are extra…..

  2. Klaus, could you move a tiny bit to the left or right, as I want to climb into that tomato truck with you!!! Great photo!

  3. The image is so powerful in its ability to describe a moment in this man’s day. The strength of the visual narrative allows us to really see possibilities about what might happen next.

  4. Angeline M says:

    What a great set of photos by Klaus. He’s captured just the right moments.

  5. David Hall says:

    What a great set of photos, I think that there is a lot of Otto in them. The lighting and colour are superb as is the content. I particularly like the last one of the boy playing the trumpet. Superb.

  6. Lisa Gordon says:

    This is such a wonderful image, Otto.

  7. Marvelous shot, Otto; I love his photo of the boy with trumpet even more! Thank you for posting this great set of images by Klaus – a veritable treasure.

  8. Phillip says:

    This is the second story that I have read about the blue hour this week. Beautiful series of pictures.

  9. hello, sir Otto… small moments do count. and a part of us does remember them, uncannily… lovely series. i find your Blue Hour blog captivating and educational. again, thank you for the things you generously share to us and to the world at large. warm regards to you, your family and friends. 🙂

  10. I see you are going back to Bolivia in October. I’m seeking a workshop in Sept. or Oct. time and will add yours to my list to research and pick from.

  11. enmanscamera says:

    that must have been an excellent workshop experience.

  12. I can smell real tomatoes! Love the blue tarp with the red and yellow.

  13. souldipper says:

    Otto, thank you for guiding Renee to a Canon Sx50 – I read her post about it and ordered one. I’m in the throes of getting used to it (amazing how even weight plays a role!) but am so very grateful for your recommendation! Perhaps we need to suggest to Canon that you be paid a retainer!

  14. souldipper says:

    I didn’t mention how much I love to see these works of dedicated photographers and people who dare to transcend themselves. Thanks for posting the results that surely must warm your heart!

  15. Sunshine says:

    The photographer’s patience and great skills he gained from this workshop demonstrates outstanding lessons being taught by passionate teacher(s). Beautiful images. ❤

  16. I am enjoying all of the images here, Otto. I was very interested to find the Blue Hour too. The book from your spring trip to Bolivia is superb!

  17. Geoff says:

    Those small moments when, brought together form a narrative for experiences in this world … thanks Otto 🙂

  18. This photo reminds me of so many things like little kids playing in the bin full of colored balls and the smell of apples. Wonderful feeling and colors in this. I also really like your post about getting in the flow. It’s such a happy place to be for us creatives 🙂

  19. Patti Kuche says:

    So much vibrant life and colour caught in the dark shadows!

  20. Wonderful vibrant colours and I really like Klaus’s philosophy of mingling with the locals. It is such an important part of social photography to understand the people around you and those you are wanting to photograph as often we can be seen as an unwelcome guest wielding a camera . Thanks for sharing the work of Klaus and I hope you have a great week ahead. Regards, James

  21. Love this! The colors, composition and his expression are all one…

  22. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Wonderful wonderful. Having come back from Thailand I can see how much more life is had in small moments in daily lives, that those cold air conditioned offices where I feel tortured through the years, aching to get to home time, aching to have some life left in me.

    I love that you live so creatively.

  23. This is a beautiful image, as are the others in the series, via the link. My favourite in the latter is the the one of the pool players seen through the window.

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