Ole Brodersen, ‘Rubber and lightbulbs #02’, 2012, Muriel Guépin Gallery

About Ole Brodersen

In his long-exposure photographs, Ole Brodersen makes familiar landscapes strange. Like John Baldessari or Bernd and Hilla Becher, he documents the interaction of human beings with the landscape, via the signs that they leave or the chance evidence of their presence. In his “Trespassing” series, Brodersen shows mundane elements like balloons or lights, marking natural spaces without apparent human intervention. In “Scenery Flats,” he compares photographs of the exteriors of homes on well-preserved but depopulated islands in the south of Norway, which his father took in 1980 and Brodersen shot again in 2010. His work demonstrates how beautiful and eerie the human footprint on a landscape can be, and he describes his approach as “researching ways of visualizing the encounters between man and nature.”

Norwegian, b. 1981