Faber Navalis: a film about a substantial restoration project in Norway by Maurizio Borriello

This is a lovely, rather romantic piece of work! My thanks to reader Don Gray!

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Knud Knudsen, pioneer of Norwegian photography

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.

 

The Fox of Bloody Woman Island

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.