Jeir Jordahl: Searching for True North

Jeir Jordahl: Searching for True North
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Searching for True North is a selection of images from 30 years of Geir Jordahl’s photographic
work. On this lifelong journey, he follows his internal compass to discover the universal
landscape, those places that, while separated by cultural or political borders, are united in their
celebration of the Earth and its interaction with human-made elements. Although Jordahl is
inspired by place, the work is not place specific. As Margaretta K. Mitchell says in the book’s
introduction, “Nature has given Jordahl a way to comment on our contemporary lives…The
iconography of earth, air, and water come together in Jordahl’s photographs with the artifacts of
civilization, allowing the mysteries of these places to haunt us, making poetry of the visible.”

According to Jordahl:

"A camera is the photographic artist’s brush. My camera
of preference is the Panon Widelux. Other cameras
have been employed to enhance the texture of
communication. In all cases, the instrument has been
used faithfully.
The images in this book are about seeing the world beyond
what is in front of our eyes. Many films were used to make
this possible. The most common was infrared film."

  • Hardcover: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Modernbook (2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097788287X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977882878
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 9.2 x 1 inches


Searching for True North is printed in a cloth-bound
hardcover edition of 1000.