Photographer Rune Nylund Larsen shows us the capital from a new perspective. He has photographed from a helicopter, hot air balloons, construction cranes and church towers. Unknown and exciting aspects of the city are revealed. The result is one of the most magnificent photographic depictions of Oslo done in modern times. Each part of the city is shown through both summer and winter in 2011. The structural wounds, and later the human strength after 22 July, are given an own chapter in the book.
Originally Rune Nylund Larsen is from Tønsberg, but he is now living in Risør. Rune says that this book project has been as a voyage of discovery. /I was curious about the city. For me, this was a way to discover Oslo,/ Larsen believes that is the strength of the book. /I have been without prejudiced as to what had to be included in the book/
But for those who know the city well /Over Oslo/ may offer some surprises.
In the preface by the Major Fabian Stang:
/As this book shows us, seeing the streets, buildings and areas is quite different from the air than from ground level. Just to see your own neighborhood, your street, your house, even your own little place in the world from the air gives us a new and fascinating perspective./
And for the photographer, how has this way to see Oslo shaped his impressions of the city?
/I see Oslo as a winter city, it is a green city. A city of great changes. But first and foremost, I have seen that Oslo is a very beautiful city/
Rune will be signing /Over Oslo/ at the PUG BookCafé at Fotomessen//
Saturday March 3rd at 11.00