This week I have started a new round of my eight weeks long eWorkshop «Finding Your Photographic Voice». I expect the participants to be out shooting their first lesson right around these times. By the end of the weekend – or so I hope, they will submit their first photos for my picture reviewing, and I surely look forward to see what they have been able to achieve.
What is more appropriate then, than to start showing the work of the participants of the previous eWorkshop? Over the next couple of weeks, I will display images from each of their personal photo projects that conclude the eWorkshop. First out is Ingunn Nesset. Her project was about the natural environment surrounding the place she is living. This forest and hilly landscape is the place she seeks out to find peace, tranquillity and to discharge from an otherwise hectic everyday life. In her images, we can feel her attraction to the lovely landscape and how she indeed feels at peace and fully set free when she immerses herself into Mother Nature. There is a low spoken and gentle quality to her photos, even when she captures fast runners passing by with their dogs. What I really loved about her project is how Ingunn used various techniques and styles to capture the essence of her retreat, be it long exposure time, shallow depth of field, close-ups or distant views, traditional framing or panoramic format – and still made it feel like a coherent body of work. The resulting little photo essay is warm, serene, soft and very personal.