Summits: West Coasts of Northern Norway

Bjørg-Elise Tuppen’s Dreamlike Photography of Norway Snow-Covered Landscapes

After making us fall in love with the majesty of Norway’s snow-covered hilltops and dreamy winter lights in her series, The Last Light, Harstad based photographer, Bjørg-Elise Tuppen has done it again.

‘A summit is the highest point of a hill or mountain. It also has a more determent and poetic sound to it, which I found fitting to the dreamy and otherworldly atmosphere in the photos.’

In her recent series, Summits, Bjørg-Elise revisits the west coasts of Northern Norway, bringing us so up close and personal with the frost, we can almost feel the icy air. Ensuring to capture the maximum depth of field, Bjørg-Elise told us that her main purpose is to recreate the atmosphere that one would experience if they were actually there. We caught up with her to find out more:

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The Plus: Did you reach the top of any mountains for this series? 
Bjørg-Elise Tuppen: No, sadly I can’t claim to have reached any of these mountaintops. But I have walked in the land beneath them. My wish is that sometime in the future – when I have more time – I will be able to spend more time walking in the mountains.

TP: What kind of things did you edit in the post-production?
BET: I have added texture to the photos to underline the otherworldly qualities. This makes them slightly unrealistic but not enough to make them feel ‘over edited’.

TP: Although you live in a country with wonderful landscapes, where else in the world would like to photograph? 
BET: There are so may places I would like to visit. I am naturally drawn to dramatic and moody landscapes over the idyllic and pretty and Island and Scotland would provide this. But that is just the start of the list.

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