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AddressMøllebakken 39A
7020 Trondheim
Norway
Daytime phone+47-91897943
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My photographic tools include a Contax G2, and a Olympus E-3 with an assortment of lenses. Occasionally I use the superb, but - I am afraid - extinct piece of equipment called Sony R-1. Panasonic LX 5 is used when the need for feather-light weight and the 16:9 format becomes paramount.
"Aspire to inspire before you expire".

"Chance favours the prepared mind".

"Cameras perish, glass endure".

"Amateurs worry about sharpness. Professionals worry about sales. Photographers worry about light".


"Fractions of a second" is an opportunity to put on display my inclination to view the immediate surroundings squarely - that is, to see the World through the photographic formats of 16:9, 4:3, and - occasionally - 3:2.

Photography is all about light, composition and technique. And content, of course. The whole purpose of the photographic endeveour is to mediate some sort of message - whether it is concrete, symbolic or tactile.

It is often presented as a truism that a "picture says more than thousend words". If this is understood to mean that visual representations - in the best of cases - have the capacity to produce sentiments not easily created by words, it clearly have some merit.

However, if the cliché is taken as an invitation to make visual complexity the lead-star of ones photography, I fail to agree. A stunning photography is more often than not the result of a process of simplification, where elements not vital to the message are reduced, avoided or taken away. With too much complexity, the message one attempts to convey becomes confused. In photography, less is usually more.

Taking this philosophy of compositional simplicity too far, however, may lead to clueless pictures. Hence, it is between these extremes that the interesting stuff tends to gravitate: Somewhere on the scale between overcrowded maximalism and empty minimalism.

In order not to overstretch the patience of the casual visitor, I have made the dictum that "bad photographers show all their pictures, good photographers show only a selection" a cornerstone of the site. Fascination is, of course, still in the eyes of the beholder.

Enjoy.


Featured Galleries & Collections

2011 Denali Traverse

Visitors 393
80 photos
Created 16-Dec-11
Modified 16-Dec-11
2011 Denali Traverse

2007-8 Aconcagua Traverse

Visitors 1255
67 photos
Created 25-Feb-08
Modified 25-Feb-08
2007-8 Aconcagua Traverse

Scrambles in the Alps

Visitors 501
23 photos
Created 14-Apr-08
Modified 14-Apr-08
Scrambles in the Alps

Mountain(e)scapes - Norway

Visitors 764
23 photos
Created 10-Jun-09
Modified 10-Jun-09
Mountain(e)scapes - Norway

People contextualized

Visitors 428
8 photos
Created 14-Jun-09
Modified 14-Jun-09
People contextualized

Mules

Visitors 365
6 photos
Created 18-Jan-08
Modified 18-Jan-08
Mules

Chopters

Visitors 373
5 photos
Created 15-Mar-08
Modified 15-Mar-08
Chopters


All Photographs

Mules

Visitors 365
6 photos
Created 18-Jan-08
Modified 18-Jan-08
Mules

People contextualized

Visitors 428
8 photos
Created 14-Jun-09
Modified 14-Jun-09
People contextualized

2007-8 Aconcagua Traverse

Visitors 1255
67 photos
Created 25-Feb-08
Modified 25-Feb-08
2007-8 Aconcagua Traverse

Climbing in Nissedal (Norway)

Visitors 424
3 photos
Created 20-Jan-08
Modified 20-Jan-08
Climbing in Nissedal (Norway)

Scrambles in the Alps

Visitors 501
23 photos
Created 14-Apr-08
Modified 14-Apr-08
Scrambles in the Alps

My place - Trondheim

Visitors 305
11 photos
Created 16-Jan-12
Modified 16-Jan-12
My place - Trondheim

Mountain(e)scapes - Norway

Visitors 764
23 photos
Created 10-Jun-09
Modified 10-Jun-09
Mountain(e)scapes - Norway

Chopters

Visitors 373
5 photos
Created 15-Mar-08
Modified 15-Mar-08
Chopters

Scrambles in the Caucasus

Visitors 0
0 photos
Created 14-Jun-10
Modified 14-Jun-10

2011 Denali Traverse

Visitors 393
80 photos
Created 16-Dec-11
Modified 16-Dec-11
2011 Denali Traverse

Grand Canyon May 7-8th May Rim2Rim2Rim

Visitors 0
0 photos
Created 12-Oct-13
Modified 12-Oct-13
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Guestbook for Fractions of a Second/PHOTOGRAPHY by Gunnar Fermann
7.Maybelle Brazelton(non-registered)
Everything is very open with a clear description of the issues. It was truly informative. Your site is very helpful. Thank you for sharing!
6.evalin(non-registered)
It's really a great and helpful part of info. I am glad that you just contributed this useful information with us. Be sure to keep us up to date like that. Thank you for spreading.
5.Michael(non-registered)
A wonderful reminder of the beauty of our world, or nature. Thanks a million, Gunnar!
4.Fractions of a Second/PHOTOGRAPHY by Gunnar Fermann
Ken and Lars,

Thank you for your genereous comment.

Regards, Gunnar
2.Lars(non-registered)
-Less is more...
Well chosen pic's. Thankyou for sharing.