Sørfold is one of the communities in Norway where most farmers has put down their work, and started doing something else. Since 2003, more than 58% of the farmers here have been doing something else than farming. But Terje Nystabakk keeps on going. Many of his fields are in steep hills, so he cuts the grass with a scythe.
The picture that started it all: The original team photo:
Shuffleboarding in Oslo, august 8th 2012
And so it begins. Or to be honest, it started a while ago. The project of documenting whatever I do with others. It’s just called “team photos”, and that’s basically what it is. Documenting happenings whenever I do, with everybody I’m doing it with. Consider it a crossover between a selfie and a rock band photo. A “groupie” is probably a good name for it. This is the first one, and they will not be published by chronology. After all, it is “My Random Life”
Unlike what I always do, I’ll post TWO images in one post!
Erling Iversen, a 94-year old man from Saltdal in Nordland. As he was 20 years old he was participating in bringing the Norwegian gold reserves out of the country, before the germans could capture it. The gold counted for around 240 million NOK ( £24.million), which was a huge amount of money in 1940. Their orders were clear, if the germans attacked the fishing vessels that carried the gold, they were to be sunk. Luckily, they all got away from Norway, crossed the Northern Sea, and arrived in the U.K. We met Iversen last week in Saltdal to hear his story.