Signe Fuglesteg Luksengard grew up in a small town in Norway surrounded by wild nature and endless amount of the big blue ocean. Signe started to take pictures when she was only ten years old when she got her first camera. The story Signe made for Bast is inspired by an old Norweigan myth from 1700. Enjoy this beautiful story and remeber to share it with your friends.

Photographer: Signe Fuglesteg Luksengard

Model: Arune at DP Models

Styling & Make Up: Siw Janne Vigstad

Tell us a little about the editorial you did for Bast. What was the inspiration behind it? It is based on a local story from the 1700 where a boy in my hometown got into a fight that ended with him killing another man. He was charged for murder but managed to escape into the mountains. The law said that if you managed to live as a wanderer for 20 years you got free. This story tries to vaguely tell this myth and tells the story of a rich woman who shoots another person and therefor has to live in the forest until she is free.

Tell us a about yourself, your background and where you come from?  I am a student of photography at Norwegain School of Photography in Trondheim, Norway. I grew up in a small village hidden in the valleys and mountains of the south, with nature surrounding everything. After high school I lived two years in the islands of Lofoten where the big wide ocean was all that met my eye, before I moved a semester to Paris. Now I’m back in Norway to finish my photography-degree. Nature has always been an important part of my life and has affected my work a lot. I always tend to have one of the elements represented in my photographs.

How and when did you start getting into photography? My father took me to the darkroom when I was a kid. I was astonished by the magic there. I got my first camera when I was ten and carried it with me everywhere I went. I have always enjoyed art, but as a kid and teenager I mostly did drawings and paintings. It wasn’t until I was 18 that I got myself my own real camera, a Nikon D300 and started photographing for real.

What are your favorite places in Norway? I think it is a tie between the mountains close to my hometown and the Lofoten islands.