All images by Bjørg-Elise Tuppen. Used with permission.
“The creative descriptions were inspired by my own interpretations of these mythical beings and the folklore about them.” states Bjørg-Elise about her project on Norway’s mythological beasts and legends. “I also wanted to reinterpret them, give them a more updated and current look. Growing up in Norway one hears myths and stories about them, and for a child they seem both scary and fascinating.”
Bjørg-Elise has had her Enchanted Land project featured on the site before, and her latest project on Norway is a sort of natural evolution. Instead of simply capturing scenes though, she did quite a bit of editing. Using herself, her son and others as the models she then composited the subjects into landscapes. “The exception is ‘Skrømt’, which actually is my 10 years old son in the woodshed at our holiday home.” she states.
Bjørg-Elise reasons that the feeling from the Enchanted Land is in here because it’s a token expression of her style. She enjoys gloomy scenes. “…I feel that this reflect the landscape in Northern Norway. Also, it underlines the magical, spooky and scary aspects of the mythical creatures.”
She’s still working on the project, but her finished images can be seen after the jump.