«For me my images can only be a piece of art when they are printed on the right paper. Since I started exhibiting my work in 2008 I have been testing a lot of different paper until I fell in love with Canson® paper. For my latest projects I’ve been using Canson® Platine. I love the texture in this paper, and the combination of deep blacks and the slightly warm tone results in very dynamic and rich prints."
Norwegian photographer Erlend Mikael Saeverud (1975) examines the streets through intense blacks, whites and splashes of colour, illustrating dramatic narratives that balance opposing forces like the past and present, dark and light, physical and psychic worlds, truth and fiction.
Erlend Mikael Sæverud’s fine art photography consist of spontaneous street photographs where the light steers the wanderer towards an unknown destination.
Erlend believes that solitude sometimes can be an important path, to get to know the depth of existence and has been inspired by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
Erlend started his career as a musician and producer and in 2007 he had a car accident, and after a long period of recovery he discovered photography.
Through the lens he felt like he was seeing the world for the first time and the Camera became a healing tool in his recovery.
This was the start of Erlend’s journey as a photographer.