Hibernation Photo Series by Øystein Sture Aspelund

Hibernation, a stream of frozen moments captured by Norwegian photographer Øystein Sture Aspelund.

Øystein Sture Aspelund is a Trondheim, Norway based photographer who’s shooting both analog and digital. His work is often based on the contrast between nature and culture as well as the interplay of perception and the diverse sensations caused by our subconscious. One of his main subjects of inspiration are different places like borderlands where civilization meets wilderness. His narrative images often reflect the struggle between human beings and their environment. Find more information below.

What a view! Another outstanding photo taken by Øystein Sture Aspelund.
What a view! This amazing photo taken by Øystein Sture Aspelund is part of his HIBERNATION series.

With focus on the boundaries between truth and fiction as well as nature and artificial, the Hibernation photo series can be considered as an investigation of our subconscious. In this personal project, Øystein Sture Aspelund explores the relationship between man and nature. Based upon different places, each photo depicts this very special moment when reality collides with our subconscious.

Below you can see a few more examples of the Hibernation series. You can find more of Øystein Sture Aspelund’s photographic work on his website. Just check it out here.

A secluded cabin in front of a gloomy sky.
A secluded cabin in front of a gloomy sky.
Aurora borealis also known as northern lights.
Aurora borealis also known as northern lights.
Daylight passes through a narrow crevice.
Daylight passes through a narrow crevice.
Photograph of the HIBERNATION series by Øystein Sture Aspelund.
A photograph of the HIBERNATION series by Øystein Sture Aspelund.
The brightly lit tunnel looks like the entrance to hell.
The brightly lit tunnel looks like the entrance to hell.
View from an airplane.
View from an airplane. The lights of a little town can be seen through the clouds.
View of an illuminated city, which is embedded in a hilly landscape.
View of an illuminated city, which is embedded in a hilly landscape.

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