Øystein S. Aspelund (b. 1984) is a Norwegian photographer based in Trondheim, Norway. Having a background from architecture, he seeks to always have a cultural presence in his images. He has a long time fascination for the contrast between nature and culture, and a majority of his work is focused on this special relationship.
One of the main themes of his inspiration are places that have seen rapid changes. It may be borderlands, grey zones on the map, where the civilization turns into the wild. Or reflections on the struggle between man and his environment; the need to expand opposed to the forces of nature. Often his results end up in a field between traditional documentary and art photography.
His first projects, mostly documentary series, were shot in Germany in 2009, where he discovered his passion for photography. His work has been in constant transformation, and since then developed into several different visual expressions. Among them a layered narrative style inspired by the light and landscapes of the Nordic countries. His body of work is rich and varied, and is frequently present on various websites and blogs all around the world.