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Europe, vol 1, 2015-2018

Europe, vol 1, 2015-2018

A young couple with heavy leather jackets is making out in front of Sunshine cafe in München, a drunk soldier is rambling in the Kiev underground, a school girl with antlers is posing in a park in Zagreb, a young man in Reykjavik claims that something is rotten in the land of Iceland, a Hare Krishna monk in Manchester is praising life, an illegal immigrant worker on Costa del Sol is receiving a call from “Nana my love”, a woman with one eye is begging in the underground in Lisboa, a t-shirt with a portrait of Tito is for sale in Mostar, a dead seal is lying on the beach in Blackpool, a young girl is crying on a bus in Dublin, all those moments, all those fragments and brief encounters, I’ve seen them all, yet photographed just a few of them, and I guess a long journey through a continent has come to an end.

Europe is a long-term visual portrait of a continent. Since 2015 I´ve been travelling across Europe with an analog large format camera from 1969 in order to explore the European identity. What is Europe, really? I´ve photographed landscapes and portraits in 37 countries and the journey still goes on.

These 19 pictures are published in the fourth edition of the NJP book released on August 22nd 2019. Some of the images are also exhibited at Henie Onstad Art Center from 23rd of August 2019 to 12th of January 2020.

More countries will be visited - and more pictures will be released in 2020. Stay tuned.

Liepaja, Latvia, June 2016: Northern forts.


  Lisbon, Portugal, January 2017: Ines and Manuel.

Lisbon, Portugal, January 2017: Ines and Manuel.


  Vranje, Serbia, April 2015: A Yugo car.

Vranje, Serbia, April 2015: A Yugo car.


  Liepaja, Latvia, June 2016: Edgars and Karlis.

Liepaja, Latvia, June 2016: Edgars and Karlis.


  Charleroi, Belgium, March 2018: Abandoned camp.

Charleroi, Belgium, March 2018: Abandoned camp.


  Blackpool, United Kingdom, September 2016: Siobhan.

Blackpool, United Kingdom, September 2016: Siobhan.


  Röszke, Hungary, April 2017: The Hungarian-Serbian border fence.

Röszke, Hungary, April 2017: The Hungarian-Serbian border fence.


  München, Germany, April 2017: Clara.

München, Germany, April 2017: Clara.


  Rhöne Glacier, Switzerland, September 2018: Blankets protecting the underlying ice from the sunlight.

Rhöne Glacier, Switzerland, September 2018: Blankets protecting the underlying ice from the sunlight.


  Chisinau, Moldova, April 2018: Diana.

Chisinau, Moldova, April 2018: Diana.


  Pripyat, Ukraine, August 2018: Chernobyl exclusion zone.

Pripyat, Ukraine, August 2018: Chernobyl exclusion zone.


  Bucharest, Romania, April 2018: Andrei and Alessia.

Bucharest, Romania, April 2018: Andrei and Alessia.


  Verdun, France, March 2018: World war 1 trenches.

Verdun, France, March 2018: World war 1 trenches.


  Ghent, Belgium , June 2015: Sarah.

Ghent, Belgium , June 2015: Sarah.


  Tirana, Albania, October 2016.

Tirana, Albania, October 2016.


  Bergen, Norway, June 2015: Froeya and Cesar.

Bergen, Norway, June 2015: Froeya and Cesar.


  Neubrandenburg, Germany, April 2015. Gas pipeline.

Neubrandenburg, Germany, April 2015. Gas pipeline.


  Prague, Czech Republic, April 2017: Sheron.

Prague, Czech Republic, April 2017: Sheron.


  Skaramagas, Greece, November 2017: Skaramagas Refugee Camp.

Skaramagas, Greece, November 2017: Skaramagas Refugee Camp.


 Ten pictures from “Europe” is on display at  Henie Onstad Art Center  until January 12th 2020.

Ten pictures from “Europe” is on display at Henie Onstad Art Center until January 12th 2020.

Europe, vol 1, 2015-2018

A young couple with heavy leather jackets is making out in front of Sunshine cafe in München, a drunk soldier is rambling in the Kiev underground, a school girl with antlers is posing in a park in Zagreb, a young man in Reykjavik claims that something is rotten in the land of Iceland, a Hare Krishna monk in Manchester is praising life, an illegal immigrant worker on Costa del Sol is receiving a call from “Nana my love”, a woman with one eye is begging in the underground in Lisboa, a t-shirt with a portrait of Tito is for sale in Mostar, a dead seal is lying on the beach in Blackpool, a young girl is crying on a bus in Dublin, all those moments, all those fragments and brief encounters, I’ve seen them all, yet photographed just a few of them, and I guess a long journey through a continent has come to an end.

Europe is a long-term visual portrait of a continent. Since 2015 I´ve been travelling across Europe with an analog large format camera from 1969 in order to explore the European identity. What is Europe, really? I´ve photographed landscapes and portraits in 37 countries and the journey still goes on.

These 19 pictures are published in the fourth edition of the NJP book released on August 22nd 2019. Some of the images are also exhibited at Henie Onstad Art Center from 23rd of August 2019 to 12th of January 2020.

More countries will be visited - and more pictures will be released in 2020. Stay tuned.

Liepaja, Latvia, June 2016: Northern forts.


Lisbon, Portugal, January 2017: Ines and Manuel.


Vranje, Serbia, April 2015: A Yugo car.


Liepaja, Latvia, June 2016: Edgars and Karlis.


Charleroi, Belgium, March 2018: Abandoned camp.


Blackpool, United Kingdom, September 2016: Siobhan.


Röszke, Hungary, April 2017: The Hungarian-Serbian border fence.


München, Germany, April 2017: Clara.


Rhöne Glacier, Switzerland, September 2018: Blankets protecting the underlying ice from the sunlight.


Chisinau, Moldova, April 2018: Diana.


Pripyat, Ukraine, August 2018: Chernobyl exclusion zone.


Bucharest, Romania, April 2018: Andrei and Alessia.


Verdun, France, March 2018: World war 1 trenches.


Ghent, Belgium , June 2015: Sarah.


Tirana, Albania, October 2016.


Bergen, Norway, June 2015: Froeya and Cesar.


Neubrandenburg, Germany, April 2015. Gas pipeline.


Prague, Czech Republic, April 2017: Sheron.


Skaramagas, Greece, November 2017: Skaramagas Refugee Camp.


Ten pictures from “Europe” is on display at Henie Onstad Art Center until January 12th 2020.

Europe, vol 1, 2015-2018
  Lisbon, Portugal, January 2017: Ines and Manuel.
  Vranje, Serbia, April 2015: A Yugo car.
  Liepaja, Latvia, June 2016: Edgars and Karlis.
  Charleroi, Belgium, March 2018: Abandoned camp.
  Blackpool, United Kingdom, September 2016: Siobhan.
  Röszke, Hungary, April 2017: The Hungarian-Serbian border fence.
  München, Germany, April 2017: Clara.
  Rhöne Glacier, Switzerland, September 2018: Blankets protecting the underlying ice from the sunlight.
  Chisinau, Moldova, April 2018: Diana.
  Pripyat, Ukraine, August 2018: Chernobyl exclusion zone.
  Bucharest, Romania, April 2018: Andrei and Alessia.
  Verdun, France, March 2018: World war 1 trenches.
  Ghent, Belgium , June 2015: Sarah.
  Tirana, Albania, October 2016.
  Bergen, Norway, June 2015: Froeya and Cesar.
  Neubrandenburg, Germany, April 2015. Gas pipeline.
  Prague, Czech Republic, April 2017: Sheron.
  Skaramagas, Greece, November 2017: Skaramagas Refugee Camp.
 Ten pictures from “Europe” is on display at  Henie Onstad Art Center  until January 12th 2020.