Vignettes of a salesman…
last of his kind.
“Willy was a salesman. And for a salesman, there is no rock bottom to the life…
He’s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back, that’s and earthquake. A saleman’s got to dream, boy - it comes with the territory”.
From “Death of a Salesman”, 1949 by Arthur Miller.
A lof ot traditions are being lost as new technologies have conquered our world.
The door-to-door salesman is a relic from the 50s. In Vignettes of a Salesman, we follow a lonely, faceless salesman on his never-ending rounds…the last of this kind.
Ole Marius Joergensen
[born 1976] is an artist with
a background in film based in Asker, Norway.
He is best known for his meticulously staged cinematic photographs. With the use of theatrical light and vivid color juxtapositions, Ole Marius’ work emphasizes the mystery and duality of rural life in the modern world.
A child of 80s rural Norway, he became fascinated with suburban America, like the popular narratives told on screen by Steven Spielberg and the storytelling of author Stephen King. Drawn to the descriptive narrative and quality of light, he found himself wanting to create his own stories.
Influenced by the work of the mid century painter Hopper and the directors Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, as well as 19th Century painting traditions of David Caspar Frederic, his work often depicts ordinary situations infused with a unique narrative that unlocks an unexpected mystery that feels both old and new.
The majority of Ole Marius work is shot in the sparsely populated areas of the northern regions of Norway and his artist studio in Asker.
Behind the Curtains