Knud Knudsen was an early Norwegian photographer, and in the age of sail had spectacular scenery, boats and people for subjects. The best of his photos are beautifully composed, sharp and full of delicious detail and contrast.
These images are from the Wikimedia Commons.
My thanks to designer and sailmaker Michael Storer for tipping me off about Mr Knudsen. See Mik’s boat plans website and Facebook page.
UBB-KK-1318-1581. “Parti af en Markedsplads i Nordland. (Stokmarknæs).” Fotograf: Knud Knudsen. 1875/76
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