Haslnoy trilogy Portraits

2019 Norway


This photographic project began during a residency in Halsnoy, an island in Norway.

Moving through landscapes lit by a ever changing sky, Nature, itself, catches hold of me in a forest that opens like a window unto the sea. Not a sea that sparkles in the sunlight, but rather one stretching into the fog, smothering the islands like ghosts.

I wander through the day. I contemplate this nature. I breathe it. I cup fleeting emotions.

I choose trees as my protagonists and as my closest companions.

I hover between the breath of the dense, humid forest and the whisper of the waves crashing gently on rocky beaches.


I photograph branches like exceptional beings. I study them, each of their different postures conjures yet another personality.

Dana Cojbuc