Geir Ivar Horgmo, NSMIF/p – Norway
12 years old I bought my first camera, an Olympus Trip 35, for money earned in the strawberry fields the summer of 1974. My photographic journey had just begun. It has been a bumpy ride with different fields of interest and different levels of activity. Several decades later I am still on the road enjoying this wonderful way of exploring and developing my creative skills.
Working as an ophthalmologist, the art of seeing is on my agenda every day. Vision is our primary sense and the main source of information from our environment. The brain devotes more space to processing and storing visual information than all other senses combined. Expressing myself visually through photography constitutes a meaningful and rewarding leisure activity as an extension of my professional work.
In 2000 I got my first digital camera, starting a new era in my photographic activity. Since 2010 I have attended national competitions as well as international salons. I am the proud owner of two NFFF Gold Medals, by far the most beautiful medals in my collection of awards.
At present, my primary fields of interest are conceptual and street photography, though I like to explore any genre of photography. For me, the most important objective of photographic art is storytelling and the ability to evoke a feeling in the beholder.
I also find great pleasure in watching other photographers’ works of art. Therefore, I would like to express my gratitude to all fellow enthusiasts in the photographic community for their continuous inspiration.