Every artist has a medium: for Mozart, it was music; for Rembrandt, paint; and for Hemingway, words. For Terje Sorgierd of TSO Photography in Norway, that medium is a camera.
His time-lapse nature footage is both awe-inspiring and breathtaking, and has been published by some of the most well-known media outlets in the world including CNN, NBC, USA Today, The Discovery Channel, and NatGeo, to name a few.
The Mountain was filmed between April 4th and April 11, 2011 on El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain and home to the world renowned Teide Observatories. His goal was to capture the Milky Way galaxy along with the mountain El Teide, one of the premier locations in the world to film the stars.
During the 5-hr sequence his camera was set to capture images, a large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert. In the words of Terje, “my camera managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.”
The Aurora was filmed during a week spent in the area of Kirkenes and Pas National Park on the border of Russia, in temperatures of -25 Celsius. It contains some of the most spectacular images ever captured of the amazing lights of the Aurora Borealis.
Terje Sorgierd is spending the next 2 years traveling the world shooting footage for his first movie, and I, for one, can’t wait to see it.
Is there an artist who inspires you and what is their medium? I’d love to hear about them in the comments section.