Interpretation of the timeless
Anita Petra Hamremoen (born 1966, Sandnes, Norway) is an artist who mainly works with the medium of photography. In her work, she explores themes such as Time, Universality and Stillness by going into natural landscapes, as well as the landscapes of the mind, bringing us into a timeless and unspecified world. Rather than presenting us with concrete places and temporalities, her photographs could have been taken anywhere at any time.
In her series Poetica, Anita Petra Hamremoen obliterates time. She interprets the timeless, making us enter a meditative state. Her works are perceived as if they were created by a single movement of the camera. The artist was greatly influenced by Andrei Tarkovsky’s films, his attitudes, and images of his characters.
Sombre light, barren trees, horses, fire, water, and human beings in an authentic state and in a natural landscape — these are some of the characteristics Anita Hamremoen has taken from the world of Tarkovsky and moulded into her own vision. She dedicates her works to the great director, as if sending a silent message into the past — and to all of us.
This series includes works that were selected the Director’s Choice at the Nordic Light International Festival of Photography in 2014.
I want to walk into a dream, into a world that is unknown and yet strangely familiar. What lies further inside the image is determined by the viewer.
Anita Petra Hamremoen
With the support of the Consulate General of Norway in Saint Petersburg
After receiving her first camera at the age of nine, Anita Hamremoen (1966) has enthusiastically photographed ever since. Early in her career, as a graphic designer, she also worked as an assistant to a photographer learning the analog way. Photography has always been a part of her life.
Anita wanted to educate herself further and learnt more about the profession attending workshops both in Norway and abroad. She has studied with famous master photographers including Morten Krogvold, Joyce Tenneson, Deborah Turbeville and William Ropp, with avid dedication and determination. A powerhouse of energy and initiative confronts anyone meeting Anita for the first time. Viewing her work, one quickly discovers a depth in her images, meeting melancholy and vulnerability, which often brings tears to the eyes of the beholder. It is all about life, longing, loss, joy, dreams, memories, childhood and death.
She is a qualified graphic designer with previous work for publishers, ad agencies and her own company for the last 15 years. The newfound strong dedication to fine art photography was initiated after a workshop back in 2007. For her, that was a point of «no return».
Life and work of Ullmann and Bergman during over fifty years