Ole Erik Løvold is a 25 year old photographer from a small island in Norway. After studying photography at Middlesex University in London, he moved to Oslo where he works on a residency, an upcoming zine and exhibition, a pamphlet on walking and the occasional commercial gig.
During his high school years, Ole got interested in recording his life, family, friends and the places he went… “not because [his] life was particularly interesting, but because [he] hoped to make it interesting through photography”. The camera was a good reason to stimulate his desire to get out of the house, discover new places, and pay attention to details: “It was a catalyst for curiosity, and still is”.
Here’s a selection from his ongoing series Move Gently, a body of work taken on the road; walking, cycling and driving. Letting his empathic eye gather this quiet feeling in colorful textures and oneiric light, Ole finds his adage in this Robert Adams’ quote: “At our best and most fortunate we make pictures because of what stands before our camera, to honor what is greater and more interesting than we are. We never accomplish this perfectly, though in return we are given something perfect–a sense of inclusion. Our subject thus redefines us, and is part of the biography by which we want to be known”.
Enjoy his work on his website, and have a look at his residency.