© Text and photo Laila Duran.
Most of February I spent trying to cure myself from the flue that swept across Scandinavia. But…. a photo shoot was booked in Setesdal in central Norway and more than twenty people expected me to show up, so I packed a suitcase full of warm clothes and hoped for the best. The weather was beautiful and so where the sites. For four days, Randi Gåserud Myrum curator at Setesdalsmuseet and I, travelled to the villages in the valley of Setesdal from Bykle in the north to Bygland in the south.
Some of the girls brought their horses……
…..while the rest of the models arrived on foot, trying not to fall on the slippery snowy roads.
The work on the book “Bunader fra Setesdal” continues and we look forward to show as many of the residents bunads as possible. Museum houses and Churches where opened for the shoot and I will show both interiors and exteriors from the old buildings in the book.
The out door museum at Bygland was a perfect spot for both walks on the icy river and interior shoots in the amazing old houses with open fire at the center of the room.
The girls just could not stop playing around in the snow.
Resting after a good days work! Finally I would like to thank all the people that took the weekend off to help me and made this trip such a wonderful experience.
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