Stay Tuned

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Jambo, from Nairobi. A couple of fantastic weeks in Africa are over and we’re having our debrief in the business class lounge in Yomo Kenyatta Airport.

We have reached the following conclusions (by unanimous decision). First of all we thank you all for following us, liking us and giving us feedback during this trip. We are fully aware that our texts have some grammatical hiccups, but judging from your response, the messages have come across all the same.

You know, this blog-format is fantastic. It enables us to tell stories that never would have been published otherwise. Being freelance photojournalists we both know which stories will sell and which stories we’ll never be paid to do. Unfortunately the unsellable ones often are the most interesting ones – both to read and write. Therefore it is great to have an electronic window in which to display the work the commercial media doesn’t want to publish.

For two Norwegian reporters it is also fantastic to have a world wide audience. If we didn’t know better we’d think Internet is here to stay ;-).

The interaction between us and you adds value to our journalistic work. Normally we never get feedback on our stuff (except when our mothers have picked up a magazine with our byline in it). We produce stuff, and that’s it. On our blog, you – our audience – can speak your mind, and we can hear your voices.

We’re on our way back home and will be working on separate projects for well over a month, until the two of us meet again in Africa. Daily blogging isn’t doable for a while, but we won’t let the flow of skewed glimpses of the world dry out entirely. From our Malawi trip we still have more stories we want to publish as well as stories from other parts of the world, so hang in there in the future, too. We intend to post a story weekly, and have decided to make Sunday our publishing day. We hope you will remember us. We surely will remember you!

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27 Responses to “Stay Tuned”

  1. wow… beautiful men!!! 🙂

  2. Thanks for what you do and the reporting about it!

  3. I’m so glad I ran across your blog. So many people, here in the states, live in a bubble and have no idea, or interest, in what is going on throughout the world. We can learn so much from other countries and become better citizens when we do. Thanks so much, Susan

  4. I may not have commented on every post but I’ve truly enjoyed “traveling” with you on this adventure. You’re posts were poignant and informative and the images, as always, outstanding.

  5. Like most of my neighbors here in the US, I have been only dimly aware of Malawi, not to mention most of the rest of Africa. Your perspective is on-the-ground lively – not sensationalist – and wonderfully humane. Thanks!

  6. I’m glad to hear you will be continuing the journey for us. I look forward to the weekly posts. Thank you for sharing these otherwise unknown adventures.

  7. Thank you for all you do! 😀

  8. John Chrisrensen Says:

    See you back home Øystein! Home is BEST, but away may be better/GOOD and a lot more educational & advetious!

  9. victoriaaphotography Says:

    I’ve enjoyed your articles & images immensely. I hope to enjoy many more as you travel the globe.

    Thanks for sharing the kind of stories that we would otherwise never see.

  10. Takk for turen! ; )
    Så interessant å følge dere – gleder meg til fortsettelsen!

    God tur hjem.
    Anita

  11. Pat O'Rourke Says:

    Thanks for giving us views into parts of the world we may never otherwise be able to see. I very much enjoy the privilege of traveling along with you.

  12. lensandpensbysally Says:

    This morning I will launch a post nominating you for the “Illuminating Blog Award.” Everyone has an individual leaning one way or the other about these awards. Even if you do not accept it, please know that in the nomination comes a heartfelt appreciation for the chance to know you and your work through this blogging life.

  13. It’s been so great to follow this series! thank YOU for the time it takes to send the daily reports! buen viaje!

    z

  14. Truly wonderful and interesting work you are sharing. thank you!

  15. Thanks Otto, I’ve enjoyed reading about your trip!

  16. Ivonna Says:

    Thank You for the stories and photos… so appealing to heart and capturing mind and yet so human in their simplicity.

  17. I too have come to the conclusion that reading and writing one blog a week is good, It gives one time to do a good job. Thank you for the trip. I loved going with you.

  18. all sounds so wonderful, Otto…I can’t help but be a bit envious…xomeryl

  19. it was great to follow you guys. thanks! ♥

  20. artblablablablog Says:

    I so love reading your posts from around the world, you are amazing and courageous to go to these very uncomfortable places, me, I’m a wuss. 😉

  21. Anne-Margrethe Hjertenes Says:

    Takk for at dere deler historiene med resten av verden. Historier som kanskje ikke gir de største overskrifter i tabloidavisene men som er svært viktige for de personene de gjelder.

  22. I’m grateful to both of you for letting us tag along on your adventures. I’d love to be a photojournalist, but I’m afraid that’s as close as I’ll get to it!

  23. “the unsellable ones often are the most interesting ones – both to read and write. Therefore it is great to have an electronic window in which to display the work the commercial media doesn’t want to publish.” Great comment, and true of other art forms as well. So glad to follow your work and your amazing images and insights of life around the globe.

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    The clarity in your publish is just cool and that i can suppose
    you are an expert on this subject. Fine along with your permission let me to take hold of your feed to stay up to date with imminent
    post. Thank you a million and please keep up the rewarding work.

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