Stunning Photographs of the Norwegian Landscape

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August 19, 2014
German photographer Ken Schluchtmann documents over 12,000 miles of Norway’s rugged landscape. Read Full Article
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  Along the Geiranger-Trollstigen road in western Norway, Oslo-based Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter designed a footpath that traverses rocky terrain before terminating at a scenic overlook. “For me, this is one of the most visionary contemporary architecture projects,” photographer Ken Schluchtmann says. “It doesn’t destroy the landscape, but is instead fitted perfectly into it.”  Photo by: Ken SchluchtmannCourtesy of: Hatje Cantz

    Along the Geiranger-Trollstigen road in western Norway, Oslo-based Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter designed a footpath that traverses rocky terrain before terminating at a scenic overlook. “For me, this is one of the most visionary contemporary architecture projects,” photographer Ken Schluchtmann says. “It doesn’t destroy the landscape, but is instead fitted perfectly into it.”

    Photo by: Ken Schluchtmann

    Courtesy of: Hatje Cantz

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  "I went on my first trip to Norway in 1996," Schluchtmann says. "The landscape and the light left such a strong impression on me that I decided to give up my law studies and to go to Berlin to become a photographer."  Photo by: Ken SchluchtmannCourtesy of: Hatje Cantz

    "I went on my first trip to Norway in 1996," Schluchtmann says. "The landscape and the light left such a strong impression on me that I decided to give up my law studies and to go to Berlin to become a photographer."

    Photo by: Ken Schluchtmann

    Courtesy of: Hatje Cantz

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  "Good architecture can add to the landscape," Schluchtmann says. "It underscores the special features of the particular location and can motivate people to pause for a moment."  Photo by: Ken SchluchtmannCourtesy of: Hatje Cantz

    "Good architecture can add to the landscape," Schluchtmann says. "It underscores the special features of the particular location and can motivate people to pause for a moment."

    Photo by: Ken Schluchtmann

    Courtesy of: Hatje Cantz

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  "All of these sites have something special. Some of them are quite exposed locations, places that leave visitors speechless when they look into an abyss or find themselves at a fjord or a bay," Schluchtmann says.  Photo by: Ken SchluchtmannCourtesy of: Hatje Cantz

    "All of these sites have something special. Some of them are quite exposed locations, places that leave visitors speechless when they look into an abyss or find themselves at a fjord or a bay," Schluchtmann says.

    Photo by: Ken Schluchtmann

    Courtesy of: Hatje Cantz

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  "The project is a tribute to the majesty of nature and to the people of Norway," says Schluchtmann, "who not only settled on and cultivated this land, but also have the courage and the taste to add something to these special places that puts the crowning touch on the whole thing."  Photo by: Ken SchluchtmannCourtesy of: Hatje Cantz

    "The project is a tribute to the majesty of nature and to the people of Norway," says Schluchtmann, "who not only settled on and cultivated this land, but also have the courage and the taste to add something to these special places that puts the crowning touch on the whole thing."

    Photo by: Ken Schluchtmann

    Courtesy of: Hatje Cantz

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