Linn Pedersen

Words: Martine Hoff Jensen
Linn Pedersen

Linn Pedersen

-Photography became a way of looking at things, a way of sorting out the interesting stuff from the rest.


-Who are you? ⁠

I am Linn Pedersen, a photographer and artist. At the moment I am living and working in my home town Sortland in the north of Norway together with my husband and two daughters. ⁠

-What do you do? ⁠

Right now I am working on various photography and book projects. I have pretty much been walking around photographing in the same places for 17 years now where I still discover new material. ⁠

-Why photography? ⁠

When I was younger, I first wanted to become a writer, but I couldn't find the right words. Then I wanted to paint, but I didn't know where to start on the canvas. In photography, everything is already there, somehow. Photography became a way of looking at things, a way of sorting out the interesting stuff from the rest, through the optics and chemicals of my camera and film. I don't "make" the objects and situations, but recognise them when I see them. ⁠