Only seven people inhabit the island of Tussøy in Arctic Norway. For two years I photographed the island and it resulted in the book Tussøy, published by Kehrer Verlag (2017).  The interaction between nature and human being has been the background for the project. When you live this close to nature, you have to adapt. The margins are narrow, and nature can be very dangerous if you don’t listen to it and respect it. You have to know all the reefs in the sea and you have to read the signs of the weather. You have to be humble. If you think you can conquer nature, it will become your enemy. This humility and knowledge can take years to learn and sometimes generations. What will happen to us if we lose this knowledge?

Only seven people inhabit the island of Tussøy in Arctic Norway. For two years I photographed the island and it resulted in the book Tussøy, published by Kehrer Verlag (2017).

The interaction between nature and human being has been the background for the project. When you live this close to nature, you have to adapt. The margins are narrow, and nature can be very dangerous if you don’t listen to it and respect it. You have to know all the reefs in the sea and you have to read the signs of the weather. You have to be humble. If you think you can conquer nature, it will become your enemy. This humility and knowledge can take years to learn and sometimes generations. What will happen to us if we lose this knowledge?

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 Only seven people inhabit the island of Tussøy in Arctic Norway. For two years I photographed the island and it resulted in the book Tussøy, published by Kehrer Verlag (2017).  The interaction between nature and human being has been the background for the project. When you live this close to nature, you have to adapt. The margins are narrow, and nature can be very dangerous if you don’t listen to it and respect it. You have to know all the reefs in the sea and you have to read the signs of the weather. You have to be humble. If you think you can conquer nature, it will become your enemy. This humility and knowledge can take years to learn and sometimes generations. What will happen to us if we lose this knowledge?
Tussoy_Inter_55.jpg
Tussoy_Inter_59.jpg
Tussoy_Inter_13.jpg
Tussoy_Inter_12.jpg
Tussoy_Inter_30.jpg
Tussoy_Inter_35.jpg
Tussoy_Inter_31.jpg
Tussoy_Inter_58.jpg
Tussoy_Inter_17.jpg
Tussoy_Inter_33.jpg
Tussoy_Inter_16.jpg
Tussoy_Inter_14.jpg
Tussoy_Inter_56.jpg
Tussoy_Inter_40.jpg

Only seven people inhabit the island of Tussøy in Arctic Norway. For two years I photographed the island and it resulted in the book Tussøy, published by Kehrer Verlag (2017).

The interaction between nature and human being has been the background for the project. When you live this close to nature, you have to adapt. The margins are narrow, and nature can be very dangerous if you don’t listen to it and respect it. You have to know all the reefs in the sea and you have to read the signs of the weather. You have to be humble. If you think you can conquer nature, it will become your enemy. This humility and knowledge can take years to learn and sometimes generations. What will happen to us if we lose this knowledge?

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