A Subtle Look at the World

© Sidsel Skotland

© Sidsel Skotland

© Sidsel Skotland

© Sidsel Skotland

© Sidsel Skotland

© Sidsel Skotland

© Sidsel Skotland

© Sidsel Skotland

© Sidsel Skotland

© Sidsel Skotland

Sidsel Skotland is the next participants from the photo workshop in Villajoyosa, Spain I want to present the work of on this blog. She has a very sensitive point of view which is saliently displayed in her images. Her photos are more reflective and subtle than bold and expressive. Sidsel captures the small moments in life; the moments which hold life itself, or the quiet vistas of the places where people live and thrive. She brings a wide perspective to her world and renders this perspective in a combination of pastel colours and glowing forms. Her compositions are often simple but there is depth in the images beyond their first appearances. In her world, as she renders it, there is tranquillity and a restrained serenity that makes her images speak to the compassion of the heart.


About Otto von Münchow

Photographer based in Norway
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42 Responses to A Subtle Look at the World

  1. YellowCable says:

    I completely agree and really like her style. They are simple, less emphasis, natural but yet profound!

  2. Angeline M says:

    Her photos speak to me, in that little bit of the everyday. I love the last photo the best; it makes me wonder if the woman is calling out to someone ahead of her that we cannot see, or is she singing on such a beautiful day? The woman has character!

  3. Phillip says:

    A great group of pictures. I just love the one of the little girl. She so cute.

  4. Sid - The Wanderer says:

    Wonderful shots! Lovely…
    Varanasi: on the banks of Ganges

  5. Love her style..our styles are similar….These photos tell a simple yet wonderful story. Well done, Sidsel!

  6. My Heartsong says:

    Love the pastels and the woman walking.

  7. Louis says:

    The title for this post says it all – it is a subtle, gentle, private view of the world that no doubt reflects the personality of the photographer. I like the commentary Otto – it says what I feel.

  8. Patrizia M. says:

    Sono veramente molto belle le sue foto, rispecchiano la realtà nella sua totalità, senza artifici di elaborazioni varie. Complimenti a Sidsel Skotland. Bellissima anche la tua presentazione.
    Un caro saluto, Patrizia

  9. Lisa Gordon says:

    It’s those small moments that are so important, and the ones I love the most.
    Beautiful work.
    Thank you for sharing, Otto.

  10. I love her last shot of the woman walking into the frame!

  11. Bill Benzzon says:

    I like these pictures very much. They’re simple and direct, nothing flashy, no spectacular color, no “amazing” shots, no “easy” subject matter (e.g. sunrises, reflections, or cute babies). But just the world.

    You set things up nicely, Otto, with that first shot. How ordinary. A mountain in the distance, a house in the foreground. But that house isn’t in the center, it’s to the right. And so we have a simple bi-fold composition. And there’s a wire on the far side of the house that cuts across that distant mountain, thus “connecting” house an mountainy. And there’s that wire fence running across the bottom quarter joining the house with the intermediate landscape. And so on.

    Subtle. Ordinary. There.

  12. rangewriter says:

    Your interpretation–glowing forms and subtle pastels–is as lovely and reflective as Sidsel’s images.

  13. Beautiful works of art.

  14. Linda says:

    Great post and beautiful photos.

  15. I just love that last photo! I learned something by my response to it. I think I tend to balance the subject too literally, and in this compelling photo the woman is just entering the frame. There is just so much to this photo. The ‘small moments in life’ are what speak to me, too. I really enjoyed Sidsel’s interesting photos.

  16. You described her work nicely. My favorite is the last for its composition and sense of quiet energy.

  17. The grandness of the mountains with the simplicity of the architecture of the buildings in front in the first picture – lovely capture. And the bottom image – Sidsel caught a facial expression which is an amazing compliment to the plant. Wonderful!

  18. Dalo 2013 says:

    Wonderful shots, these photos are the shots that show the pieces of every day that makes life so rich and filling…very much enjoyed this series.

  19. You have described her work perfectly. It is very subtle and serene. She has captured some very ordinary moments and made them quite lovely.

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