Each photograph is a personal document.
Name: Emil Hartvig
Style of photography: Art / Documentary
Type of camera(s): Digital
What gives you inspiration?
People who set out to discover what is around them. People with no fear and lots of curiosity. It can be journalists, adventurers, historians, or artists. People who educate themselves by meeting new things. It makes you grow on a lot of other levels than just creativity.
What are your influences?
News, people, articles etc. A lot of new ideas come from things I read, articles on blogs, interviews, newssites etc. Also the ”American” photographers like Joel Sternfeld, Jakob Holdt, Alec Soth, Stephen Shore etc. We can learn from their way of documenting.
Why did you choose these photos?
They represent an experience for me. A time and a place where I realized something about an object, place or person I was photographing. These photos are often the ones I get most attached to. I also believe they tell something about me. Thats why I am not a technical photographer but much more interested in motive and circumstance.
What does photography mean to you?
Each photograph is a personal document. I like the fact that every photograph tells as much about the motive, as it tells about the photographer. It is also an opportunity to experience things you would not see if you’re not carrying a camera. Only photography can take me to a missile silo deep under ground in the American Midwest.
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