Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Fine Art / Other

Broken Shadow II

  • Photographer
    Oyvind Hjelmen

my work is continuously linked together, and can be seen as a whole, not necessarily as individual series. I work in a reflective, meditative, quiet way, focusing on memories and our interior world. "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.

√ėyvind 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. Working with photography for more than 25 years, his works have been exhibited in 14 countries. Among the collections that hold his works are The Museum of Fine Art in Houston, USA. He has also published five books, among them two monographs.