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Mobile Photography and Art – A Picture’s Worth with Cathrine Halsor from Norway

A Picture’s Worth‘… is where we ask mobile photographers that have created powerful mobile photography/art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they wanted to create, why they wanted to create it, how they created it, including all apps used and what they wanted to convey. We also ask these incredible artists to explain their emotions and how the image projects those feelings. We have published a few A Picture’s Worth articles recently, if you have missed those – please go here.

In this ‘A Picture’s Worth’ today we asked Cathrine Halsor from Norway to tell us more about this image ‘The Silent Walk’.  Halsor has detailed her thoughts below, we think you’ll find this invaluable…

“I see poetry. I see myself as a Storycatcher, and I’m inspired by poetic moments, nature and imperfection. The little stories of everyday life turned into small visual stories.

One of my favorite places to look for these little moments are on the roof of The Opera House in Oslo, Norway. There’s always a lot of people visiting this beautiful place, and their silouettes becomes very graphic against the sky.

This image is called ’The silent walk’. I captured several photos that day, and when I returned home I looked through them and intuitively I was drawn to one, as I saw the visual strength. I started to edit and slowly a little poetic story was created.

The words I find, to match my images, always wraps it into a story. It might take a while to find the right words, I need to get the feeling right. I never create untitled images.

The chosen words ’the silent walk’ fits the mood. I wanted to strenghten the edit from the mood of this couple; she walking behind him. He seems thoughtful and like he is carrying a small sadness. She’s just following, not really knowing what to do or say (…that’s my own reading of this image).

I wanted to create the same mood in the clouds. And I like to create images that have a sense of simplicity and quietness. The lonely seagull is underlining the silence in this picture.

I’m being mindful in my creation. I sit, I wait, I observe, I enjoy.

And I thank Joanne for her interest in my work and for inviting me to express my thoughts, xo

I used three application to edit this image:

Snapseed for contrast and drama, changing it to b/w

Stackables for texture and mood

Over for text


‘The Silent Walk’ ©Cathrine Halsor



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