Oslo Through A Photographer’s Eye

In June 2012, I set out on to explore Scandinavia: 5 countries, 8 cities, and a countless numbers of boat rides and road trips. I ate strange foods, hiked mountains and glaciers, and met up with friends old and new. You can read more of my trip through the Nordic here

Someone once told me that a photographer is a professional people watcher. I think that a good people watcher also makes a good traveler.

In 2010, during my first 4 months of serious traveling, I spent a lot of time in museums, cathedrals, and art galleries. I toured in haste, like most other travelers on a set schedule. Those months tired me out. While I had been to a lot of places, I felt that I saw very little. When I decided combined my methods as a photographer with my ways as a traveler, I happily traded busy sightseeing for people watching. I finally realized that the best way to understand a place is to observe its people.

While in Oslo, I made sure to document little details as well as obvious tourist sights. Just when I thought I had seen enough of Norway’s capital, seeing Oslo as a photographer allowed me to uncover more of the city’s quarks and beauties.

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8 responses to “Oslo Through A Photographer’s Eye

  1. very beautiful photos! Whenever I travel I always love to sit at cafes and observe the people around. I like that term “professional people watcher” ;]

  2. Excellent captures and write up. I agree that museums and that sort can often be skipped. Usually when I come back from a country is when I read up on all the history and questions from my backpacking adventure.

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