Andrew Fladeboe – The Shepherd’s Realm

Born in California in 1984, Andrew grew up in Japan, Russia, and Austria before obtaining his BFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. Since then he has worked in the U.S. Congress, taught digital photography workshops, and was a print assistant for the Boston Public Library. He recently spent time at two residencies in the Netherlands and the Highlands of Scotland. His work has appeared in major publications and is held in a growing number of private collections. – See more at: http://thecreativefinder.com/fladeboe#sthash.cnCoh7WO.dpuf
Born in California in 1984, Andrew grew up in Japan, Russia, and Austria before obtaining his BFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. Since then he has worked in the U.S. Congress, taught digital photography workshops, and was a print assistant for the Boston Public Library. He recently spent time at two residencies in the Netherlands and the Highlands of Scotland. His work has appeared in major publications and is held in a growing number of private collections. – See more at: http://thecreativefinder.com/fladeboe#sthash.cnCoh7WO.dpuf

Today we feature the photography of Andrew Fladeboe who spent 2 months traveling up and down Norway working on his project The Shepherd’s Realm. Born in California in 1984, Andrew grew up in Japan, Russia, and Austria before obtaining his BFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006.  For this project Andrew has put an emphasis on dogs native to Norway. Of the 7 native Norwegian dogs, he was particularly interested in the Elkhound (used to hunt moose), the Lundehund (once used by Vikings to catch puffins on the cliffs of the fjords), and the Buhund (the native herding dog). He got in touch with breeders and members of various canine groups and visited farms and natural settings all over the country.  As you can see the results from this project are stunning…

Gurine of Skulsfjord, Lundehund, 2013
Gurine of Skulsfjord, Lundehund, 2013
MacKenzie of TjГёme, Rough Coated Collie, 2013
MacKenzie of TjГёme, Rough Coated Collie, 2013
Viki of Skjatvet, Grey Norwegian Elkhound, 2013
Viki of Skjatvet, Grey Norwegian Elkhound, 2013
The Lundehund of MГҐstad, 2013
The Lundehund of MГҐstad, 2013
Junior of Kobbepollen, English Setter, 2013
Junior of Kobbepollen, English Setter, 2013
Bella of Kvam, Border Collie, 2013
Bella of Kvam, Border Collie, 2013
Dilko of Stokke, Buhund, 2013
Dilko of Stokke, Buhund, 2013
Mikkel at Verdens Ende, Rough Coated Collie, 2013
Mikkel at Verdens Ende, Rough Coated Collie, 2013
Master of KГҐgen, English Setter, 2013
Master of KГҐgen, English Setter, 2013
Senja of Jonsvatnet, Lundehund, 2013
Senja of Jonsvatnet, Lundehund, 2013
Junior and Tuisku, English Setters, 2013
Junior and Tuisku, English Setters, 2013
GГҐte and the Troll Boulders, Lundehund, 2013
GГҐte and the Troll Boulders, Lundehund, 2013
Trine of SkjervГёy, 2013
Trine of SkjervГёy, 2013
Caesar of King Harald V of Norway, Taigan, 2013
Caesar of King Harald V of Norway, Taigan, 2013
Zikkzakk of KГҐgen, English Setter, 2013
Zikkzakk of KГҐgen, English Setter, 2013

You can follow Andrew’s instagram page or his facebook page to get updates for projects and showings of his work. Limited editions from this series are available for purchase through Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art.

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