Kyrgyzstan 2008: ecotourism


Staying with local people in yurts in the beautiful Kyrgyz landscape.

Rural life

Scenes and folklore from rural Kyrgyzstan


Daily life of local people, mostly in villages and yurt camps.

Kyrgyz portraits

Local people were often eager to have their portraits taken. This nicely reflects the hospitality and openness that are essential parts of traditional Kyrgyz culture.

Finnmark 2008: polar light photography

Polar light 2008

Photographs from the western part of Finnmark, based on a workshop at Øytun Folkehøyskole in December 2008. Short days, and a beautiful blue light.

Iran 2009: history and hospitality

Landscape and scenery

This gallery contains some pictures of architechtural sites of which Iran is so rich. These sites span more than 2500 years, from elamite Choga Zanbil to a modern mosque in a kurdish village.


The traditional way of life in bazaars and villages present a unique opportunity for a visitor to observe phenomena long gone in the western world. Iran is of course also a modern country, but my photography in this gallery focus mainly on "traditional life".


Evoked by human constructions of undefined age, my photographs in this gallery hopefully reflects some of the timelessness I felt at the time.

Lofoten 2009: landscape and scenery


The photographs in this gallery are from two trips to the Lofoten Islands in 2009. First, I went alone in early March, for one week in the midst of the fishing season. Then, all family went for two weeks in July. The scenery changes with the season, and it was well worth to return a second time!