Broken Shadow II

PrizeOfficial Selection in Shoot (photo/video)
CompanyØyvind Hjelmen
ArtistOyvind Hjelmen

I work in a reflective, meditative, quiet way, where lingering memories and our interior world are of essence. The project "Broken Shadow" is a collection of fragmented memories. Floating in time, touching upon childhood, youth and adulthood, these images reflect on how we relate to ourselves and our surroundings as human beings. How our adult lives are built upon our childhood, and how we relate to our memories, fears, hopes, sexuality and dreams. In this entry is naturally only a small selection of images. They are all gelatin silver prints, made in my own darkroom.

Øyvind Hjelmen lives and works on the island of Stord, off the west-coast of Norway. He is a fine art photographer specializing in hand-printed black and white images, hand bound artists books and portfolios, and larger format unique photograms. He holds a BA in modern art and aesthetics from the University of Bergen. Øyvind Hjelmen has been working with photography for more than 25 years, and his works have been exhibited in 14 countries.