This is a story of two very different lives, lived within a matter of yards of each other. While the physical distance separating brother and sister Edvard and Bergit may have been minimal, their emotional and lifestyle choices are so far apart. Through her photographs Høyland explores these choices, the different dreams and needs that the brother and sister sought to fulfill, while award-winning Norwegian novelist and poet Gaute Heivoll provides a short fictional piece inspired by the images. The collaboration is both absorbing and moving.
Norwegian photographer Elin Høyland’s first book The Brothers (2011) was widely acclaimed and led to many exhibitions of her work throughout Europe, the United States and China. Lensculture described her work as ‘magical and charming’ and The Huffington Post called it ‘a stunning reminder of what’s truly important in life.’ Høyland has freelanced for several major newspapers, including The Guardian, and is currently staff photographer for the Norwegian Business Daily. www.elinhoyland.com