About the Artist
Hi, I’m Daniel. Chronic dirtbag traveller and modern day vagabond. My love affair for the open road began when I was only 19 years old. Born and raised in Norway, I graduated high school in 2013 and quit my job to start a walk across America. The walk lasted four years and took me through some of the most beautiful and wild places in North America and has greatly influenced who I am today. My nomadic lifestyle has mostly moved along at 4 mph., and I've found it immensely addictive. Like the moth to the flame, I can't seem to help myself. The mountains have become my mouthwash and the valleys my methadone. A conquistador of the useless, I keep pushing my limits, always searching for meaningful moments through a meaningless process. I wore out 17 pairs of shoes during those four years, walked 25,000 miles and never once allowed myself any means of transportation to further advance my walk. It all ended in Alaska’s Arctic on September 13th, 2017. My wanderlust and affection for the open road and the American West naturally bled into landscape photography. It is through my lens I wish to inspire others to get out and explore and appreciate the natural world around them. For me, photography is all about patience and reading the light. An image is not taken, it is rather created. I tend to focus all of my attention on one location, one subject and one composition and rarely move on until I achieve the image I envisioned. It usually takes me days, even a couple of weeks before I finally capture what I’m looking for. I study the way the light interacts with the scene and am always striving to improve my techniques. By taking an image and freezing life's fleeting moments, photography reveals how rich reality truly is. Through my photography, walk and countless hitch-hiking endeavors, I've found my home in the deepest woods, endless deserts and beneath brilliant canopies of stars. Indeed, home is wherever my food bag is.
In the words of Roman Payne, "From all that I saw, and everywhere I wandered, I learned that time cannot be spent, it can only be squandered."
Enjoy yourself. It's much later than you think.