Solitary Flight

EXHIBITION BY OLE ERIK LØVOLD
23 August – 7 September 2017

2013 – 2014

This project came about at a time in my life when I felt torn between two countries, as my time studying abroad was coming to an end. Place and identity are intricately intertwined and this conflict unsettled me: I felt like I belonged nowhere. As a way of reconciliation, I wanted to make pictures of the places which held significance to me, both as a child and an adult, in both countries.

I found great pleasure in the act of photographing and carefully observing these places. To move around in the landscape, consciously and affectionately seeing it, felt like an act of love, a way of making myself at home. I am still taking these pictures today, years later: living in a new house, in a different place, but still at home.

 

OLE ERIK LØVOLD

Ole Erik Løvold (b. 1992) is a photographer and writer living in Oslo, Norway. He has a BA in photography from Middlesex University (London, UK) and recently selfpublished the photobook «Take Care» (2016), a collection of photos and autobiographical texts from his first two years in Oslo.

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