These are the four "conceptual" projects I worked on while hitchhiking from Oslo to Beirut. I have plenty more pictures that you can see in the archive of my blog and (in the future) in a book that I'm working on.
In the series "portraits from the road", I try to take the best possible portrait in the environment and time that I have, always including a hint that these are people who give me lifts (car keys, part of the car visible, parking place, etc..).
10 000 kilometers on the road and always a piece of asphalt in the bottom of the viewfinder; this is "right side window". It's my take at showing how the landscape evolves between Northern Europe and West Asia, from the perspective of a hitchhiker.
"Passengers": Hitchhiking the 10,000km that separate Oslo and Beirut took me 3 months. In every car I mounted a GoPro camera to the windshield with a suction cup. These are 112 pictures from the 112 vehicles that brought me from Oslo to Beirut. Only one person did not want to have his picture taken in the car (outside was ok).
On my first solo travels I stayed in youth hostels, later I couchsurfed for some years, and one day I decided to simply ask random people on the street to host me. The first time I did this was in 2009. I call this "improcouching" (improvised couchsurfing). Below are pictures of some of the places I slept between Oslo and Beirut. During the 3 months I was on the road I stayed in a hotel room only once.
To be continued in 2015! Turkey - Japan