Congratulations to Donald Trump as the new president. A suprice to many – but maybe not to the folks we met during our journey through The Rust Belt. Continue reading The Rust Belt has spoken
The growth of the U.S industry, the middle class and even Motor City itself; Henry Ford II (45) has it all in his name. Continue reading Detroit is back – on bike!
The short stories and material published on Hard.Land web site during our journey in the Rust Belt was mostly photos and text.
But we also did a lot of filming. Terrabytes and terrabytes… In fact, many of our stories will be told by videos. Because of the still photos, text and moving images, the project will be published as an e-book.
The trailer was released during the Dok:14 international photo festival in Fredrikstad, Norway, September 24th . We hope you’ll enjoy it. The editing is (of course) done by Espen Rasmussen.
They work on their knees eight hours each day in a cave not higher than three feet. The coal miners of West Virginia have one of the hardest blue collar jobs in America. Continue reading The shrinking family
The fabricators at High Steel Structures are building the new America. With their hands. And they are proud of it.
Jesse Boggoss has recived Medal of Honor and 15 other medals from his service in the Vietnam war. He has killed more people than he can count. Jesse lives by him self far up in the mountains of West Virginia in a house full of weapons and in a body full of bad memories. Continue reading Jesse’s bad dreams
The steel mills are dead. Long live the future. Continue reading Youngstown’s Generation Y
It is close to 05AM Tuesday morning and yet another house is burning in Detroit. 40 minutes later the abandoned house at 3328 Dearing street is just a new number in the statistics.
The firefighters of Motor Town are among the busiest and toughest in the world. On a single shift which lasts for 24 hours, Jim Curry and his guys can go from one fire to another for hours.
Here are some of the pics from behind the scenes in Detroit.