Photo by: Karl Emil Rikardsen

Photo by: Karl Emil Rikardsen





The slow photograph. Skirt – on glass plates. Shutter speed 8–12 seconds. Lack of time nonetheless.

The work in the darkroom begins before the photo is taken. The glass plate is prepared with light-sensitive chemicals, is photographed and developed on the spot. One has 10–15 minutes before the chemicals on the glass begin to dry.

Heliography, sun writing, a premature photographic technique turned into modern art at Gimsøya in the Lofoten islands: Johanne Seines Svendsen.

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Johanne Seines Svendsen’s images are exposed for many seconds, directly on glass plates, in good lighting conditions.  Such as those at home at Gimsøya in Lofoten.


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Stormen Concert Hall, facing Sandgata. This is the one-way via Johanne Seines Svendsen’s “Ambrotypi”.



Johanne Seines Svendsen´s work at NorlandiART-18 is “I AM” , a series of three individual pictures, from her studies around themes related to dementia in 2013. The work is for sale in our web gallery.