Yore Ore Mine

It is always fun to explore new places, as it allows your internal model of the world to grow a little bit. This past Sunday Annie Dahlin, Ólöf Ósk Þorgeirsdóttir and Lotta Asmyhr went on a roadtrip, our destination an abandoned mine with history going back to the 1700s. Most of what we see though dates back to the 1940s, and the mine was abandoned in the 1970s.

Ólöf Ósk Þorgeirsdóttir at Ramhälls gruvor. The red dress works really well and makes Ólöf pop out of the background.

In the background of the first photo you can see this large corridor rising diagonally up in the air to a high structure, this confused us, and we could not understand what purpose that would serve. Some googling in the evening revealed that they used those to create large piles underneath.

Lotta Asmyhr. The clouds in the sky make such a difference for the light when one passes in front of the sun. Here we and in a few other of the photos wanted the strong shadows, so had to patiently wait for the clouds to pass over the sun.
Ólöf Ósk Þorgeirsdóttir. This is a typical location with really good light, as the walls and pillars on either side will restrict where the light can come in from, shaping the person in front of the camera.

We are students from Balettakademien. Annie is 23 from Stockholm, Lotta is 21 from Norway and Ólöf Ósk is 25 from Iceland. When we dance on our own we really like trying to combine every knowledge we have of the different dance styles we practice. With the grounded and continuous feeling from one and the sharpness and speed from another.
We love telling stories and painting pictures with movements and our bodies, and we feel so lucky to be able to do that everyday together.

It was very interesting to work with and environment that we had never been to before, and especially since the place had a lot of character. The challenging part was not being able to prepare too much since we wanted the photos to be organic with the location. We had a lot of fun working together and working with Johannes which made us feel comfortable.

Ólöf, Annie, Lotta
Annie Dahlin. We also explored some of the old buildings. They were mostly empty concrete shells, we did not go below ground as we had read online that the mines below were flooded.
Ólöf, Annie and Lotta. Someone else had cleared out this room of the debris and dirt, giving us a great place to photograph at.
Lotta Asmyhr. Hands, hands, hands.
Annie Dahlin
Ólöf Ósk Þorgeirsdóttir
Annie Dahlin
Lotta Asmyhr

Behind the scenes video:

It was really fun to explore, and there were lots of great spots to photograph at. Many thanks to Annie, Ólöf and Lotta for a fun photoshoot!

Instagram: Annie, Ólöf, Lotta, Johannes

— Johannes

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