Creativity is one of the main themes I want to explore in this blog – and I hope with the help of you. I believe everybody has creativity within him or her, but most of us lose contact with our creative well as we grow older and out of childhood. My goal is to post at least once a week.
My work is rooted in the documentary and photojournalistic tradition. But I seek to expand my vision, both visually and technically. For me it’s important to put my personal mark on the photographs I make, whether it’s documentary work or more personal projects.
I work out of my base in Bergen, Norway as well as Seattle, USA. But in reality the whole world is my playing ground. In particular I find myself travelling to Cuba, again and again since 1991. It’s a lovely and very special country to visit and photograph.
My photos have been published in all major Norwegian papers and magazines, as well as internationally in magazines like Stern, Spiegel, Air France Inflight Magazine and Facts. I attended the documentary and photojournalistic program at the International Center of Photography in New York in 1989. During the program I was an intern for Mary Ellen Mark.
I love to teach photography and particularly workshops dealing with creativity and expansion of one’s creative approach. I have taught workshops in Cuba, Malawi, Bolivia, Spain as well as many in Norway. For upcoming workshops please have a look at my web site Otto von Münchow or Blue Hour Photo Workshops.
May the flow be with you. Otto