FOLKET UNDER NORDLYSET / PEOPLE UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS /ÁLBMOT GUOVSSAHASA VUOLDE
The book was published in February 2019, and has also been printed in a new edition in 2020.
The pictures presented here are my own selection of colourised images from Sophus Tromholt’s picture collection. As a Northern Lights researcher, Tromholt travelled to Finnmark and stayed in Kautokeino through the winter of 1882-1883 while measuring the Northern Lights. He also hoped to capture the Northern Lights by photography, but realized that the camera could not take such pictures. Instead, he used the camera to photograph the people he met.
With the colourising, I wanted the people to become more alive, and that they are experienced as more real. They would then appear more timeless and feel closer in a way that we can relate to.
Per Ivar Somby
Published by CálliidLágádus
Release: year 2019
ISBN: 13 9788282633239
Mentioned time: 19th century
Mentioned place: Kautokeino
Mentioned person :Sophus Tromholt
Languages: Norwegian Bokmål, English, and Northern Sami
The book is for sale at Norwegian bookstore chains and online bookstores such as adlibris.com, ark.no, haugenbok.