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The brother

When Elin Høyland heard about two elderly brothers, Harald and Mathias Ramen, living together in Tessanden, a small hamlet in rural Norway, she approached them to see if they would collaborate with her on a photographic project about their lives. The result is a fascinating and warmly human study of a way of life that has now almost entirely disappeared.

Harald (75) and Mathias (80) had always lived on the smallholding in which they were born. Neither had married. Mathias once worked in Oslo for two months, but hadn’t like it, whilst Harald spent one night, ‘the worst of his life,’ he would say, in a hotel in Lillehammer, some three hours away. They’d worked for an electricity company, as loggers and also as carpenters, but now much of their time was taken up just managing firewood for their home. As Harald said, they chopped wood, carried wood and burned wood. At least twice a day, they also fed wild birds in the twenty bird boxes that they monitored. Their days followed a predictable and comforting routine. In their free time they listened to the radio or read the local paper. Little changed from year to year, though Mathias once said that changes were happening the whole time and it would probably end up with them getting an inside toilet with running water. Harald died from an asthma attack while shovelling snow in conditions of –20ºc. Mathias continued to live alone in the house until he moved into an old people’s home. He died in 2007.













foto by Elin Høyland


I carry your heart with me

I carry your heart with me

I carry it in my heart

I am never without it

anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done

by only me is your doing, my darling

I fear no fate

for you are my fate, my sweet

I want no world

for beautiful you are my world, my true

here’s the deepest secret no one knows

here’s the root of the root and the bud of the bud

and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;

which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide

and here is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

foto by Vivian Maie

poem by E.E. Cummings


Dog’s Life

Foto by Denis Buchel

《Dog’s Life》




Timeless Memories

Horacio Guzman,西班牙摄影师,这组作品名为《Timeless Memories,这是Horacio的一个个人项目,寻找巴塞罗那城中最年老的人,并询问他们记忆中最快乐的日子。以上是Cristina,65岁,终生都是一位发型师,并且这是她一生热爱的职业。不幸的是现在她的右手几乎瘫痪了。

Chu Ju,80岁,出生于中国,45年前来到巴塞罗那,会说一点西班牙语,喜欢玩bingo游戏,在她的房子里照料自己的鸟儿。









Maria Rosa,83岁,因内战而没有能够上学,人生中最快乐的时光是她儿子降生的时候。