‘Neverland’ is a location invented by author J.M. Barry for his drama play and novels and famously known as the home of Peter Pan. Neverland and its inhabitants are often seen as metaphors for escapism, immortality and refusal to grow up.
This project visualizes rejecting the notion of a photograph or a photographer being able to capture “the truth”; despite total objectivity on our side. Not only could a photographers presence influence the resulting pictures but by always being forced to chose and crop, the truth cannot be told in its entirety, solely through images. Audio and audiovisuals may be superior tools for objectively documenting while photos alone leave something to the imagination. These photos will hopefully make you question what is staged or otherwise manipulated and what coincidentally really just happened.
I am a Norwegian photographer currently located in Barcelona, Spain. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Photography & Imaging from Ringling College of Art + Design in 2015, received Adobe Rising Stars of Photography in 2017 and was nominated for the PHMuseum 2018 Women Photographers Grant. My photography is film based, usually long term, a little distant, spontaneous but also detail-oriented. Visually my style tends to be a saturated and slightly ‘artificial’ version of the world but with minimal amount of staging involved/post manipulation. Feeling or concepts of identity, environment, food and how they can all reflect each other, are particularly topics I wish to explore through my work. My images have exhibited in the USA, Nepal, Portugal, Italy, Costa Rica and Belgium and selected by British Journal of Photography, AI-AP, Feature Shoot, Der Greif, Humble Arts Foundation and Refintery29, among others.