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Artist / Author name: Espen Krukhaug
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The project Before Dawn began in the last months of 2004. During this project, I have explored night time and the insomnia and solitary aspects that comes with it.
I have always had a natural attraction towards the quiet moments of night time. These neglected moments hold so much beauty that people take for granted during daytime. Everyday life contains a well known stress-factor that brings us from a to b. But nocturnal shades throw a different light. With so much light-pollution in the cities, it will never be fully dark. But still, these colors and shades are sources for incredible colors in my work.
The images are taken in China, England, Norway, Russia, Scotland and USA
Music by Orangedark
The series “Bifröst” explores the realm of insomnia, a condition endured by millions of people, including myself and the models featured in this book. Using our own experiences as a basis, we have tried to portray the strange and delirious thoughts brought on by lack of sleep. As with an ill person or an addict, this loss of control can trick one's perception, clouding the usual distinctions between reality and dream. When body and soul are deprived of the proper experience of wakefulness and sleep, the result is an abnormal existence in which the mind seems to feed on itself. In this environment, even the smallest obstacles or concerns can seem insurmountable.
Edition of 600 numbered
“ Those were the days when I used to drive around with a horse’s head on”
The title refers to a period in the artist’s life when he toured with several punk and metal bands, traveling through Europe, China, and America…rock’n’roll style.
Going for days without sufficient sleep, his only real rest came late late at night, when the musicians themselves were sleeping; and he never knew what the next day would bring…only that there would be a new town, a new show, a new party, and possibly a fight.
Everyone knows what bands do when they are on stage, but these images are from behind the scenes, from the traveling and the partying, They document the world through the windows of a van, as these modern-day nomads rush from one city to the next, through unknown landscapes, with never enough time to really stop. Though unable to explore these cities the way a typical tourist might, Krukhaug manages to capture his images from a unique point of view, seeing things that a normal visitor just might miss. The result is a provocative series of photographs about the life of the tour, the perpetual motion, the late night parties, as well as the quiet moments of endless waiting; waiting for the next city to appear on the horizon, waiting for a definitive photographic moment, and waiting for the next show to finally begin.
60 color photographs,
Publisher: Einer-Books, Fetsund, Norway
Size: 17cm x 25cm