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
The Fox Of Bloody Women Island from Bureau of Explorers on Vimeo.
An award-winning film about the remote life of a traditional Norwegian boat builder living close to the Arctic Circle. He works with wood, lives in the dark each winter and swims in the sea in the morning. Brrr…
My thanks to boat designer Michael Storer for passing this one along.
This is the classic film of Frank Dye’s small open-boat cruise with his friend Russell Brockbank from Scotland to Norway via the Faroes in his 15ft 10in Wayfarer dinghy, Wanderer.
Don’t try this at home folks…
The boat is now in the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.
Frank passed away in 2010 – read more about him here, here and here.