The Wild Telemark

by Ian Brodie· October 21, 2019· in · 0 comments
Upper Telemark – the Wild Telemark - was Norway’s ‘Wild West’, full of mystery, music and fairy tales, a place of astounding beauty - and now, the most unique film locations found anywhere. Your hosts, the municipalities of Notodden, Tinn and Hjartdal, together with the educational organisasjon DKS Telemark invite you to explore the wild nature, World Heritage, hidden valleys and hear the legendary stories to be told to you. Hundreds of photos, videos, 180/360 panoramas with detailed information for filmmakers, tourists – and a media portal for students in Norwegian.
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Sygard Grytting

Sygard Grytting

by Ian Brodie· April 15, 2019· in · 0 comments
Sygard Grytting in Winter Key Brief   This award-winning property has been in the Grytting family for over 700 years. Located in the Gudbrandsdalen Valley of Norway (about an hours drive from Lillehammer), Sygard Grytting is a step back in time, this historic farm hotel is one of the country’s oldest wooden hotels, with buildings dating back to the Middle Ages, some of Norway’s best preserved from this time.   I have worked with Stig and Hilde twice before, capturing images of the hotel in summer but this time they wanted to showcase the beauty of the property during a Norwegian winter. Elements required were;   Aerial images of property. Additional internal images of rooms. Key outdoor images showcasing the courtyard and family hospitality.   These clients are fantastic to work with and they are so happy to provide all the extra props required along with excellent creative ideas. This work was created over a 24 hour period on site and then five days processing back home. In the Middle Ages the hotel served as a ‘halfway house’ for travellers heading into the mountains. The term ‘halfway house’ means literally halfway into your journey, and travellers would have stayed only one night. During […]
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Film Rjukan

by Ian Brodie· September 30, 2018· in · 0 comments
Key Brief Create a website to promote filming in the Rjukan region of Norway. The Film Rjukan website was created in conjunction with Norway Communicates. Utilising imagery from the Ian Brodie Photo library, this multi faceted website incorporates text from Norway Communicates in a partnership with the council and tourism office in Rjukan. Design and implemetation by Ian Brodie Consulting. Visit Website Partners
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Espedalen

by Ian Brodie· April 17, 2018· in · 0 comments
Espedalen Travelling through Espedalen is a beautiful journey in a lush cultural landscape, ranging from lowlands with picturesque farms to vast open mountain plateaus. This is where the moose roam, and the chances of meeting this king of the forest are good. There are numerous cultural experiences to be enjoyed along the route, such as herb gardens, the potholes at Helvete, nickel mines, horseback riding and local beer from Norway’s only mountain brewery. Espedalen has retained its natural character, and is often referred to as our ‘friendly wilderness’. The natural attractions are many, and the valley is the gateway to Jotunheimen from the east. It is the perfect starting point for hikes, and is ideal for less experienced walkers and others who prefer gentle mountain terrain. At the bottom of the valley you will find Espedalsvatnet, a 13 km-long lake.    To stay in the Espedalen Valley at these properties is the opportunity to experience both Norwegian hospitality and amazing scenery in one location. StayDalseter Mountain HotelThis welcoming family-run hotel was rebuilt in 1964 after a devastating fire. Formerly a lodge before it was rebuilt as a hotel, it was originally designed by the grandfather of the current owner. His […]
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Eurostop

by Ian Brodie· August 16, 2017· in · 0 comments
Images for Eurostop,  a group of cafes and accommodation in Norway. Some great opportunities to use black and white to highlight the Norwegian design.
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The Pacific

by Ian Brodie· April 05, 2017· in · 0 comments

USA

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Norfolk

by Ian Brodie· April 03, 2017· in · 0 comments

Somerset

by Ian Brodie· April 03, 2017· in · 0 comments
Ian has strong roots in Somerset. His forebears lived there for hundreds of years before a branch of the family emigrated to New Zealand in the late 1800’s. Visiting Somerset many times on holiday, this love turned to a collaboration with Visit Somerset to create an enhanced e-book covering the diverse history and heritage of the county. In 2015 Ian shifted to Wells and spent six months travelling over 5000 miles around Somerset, capturing the area and all of its beauty. The resultant e-book was launched at the Palace of Westminster in May 2016 (pictured here). Ian said: “One of the main things that surprised me about Somerset was its diversity. In such a small distance you can see very different attractions, many that you would not expect to find in England. “I fell in love with The Levels. It is an area of unexpected beauty. Walking along a path with the rustling of reeds on one side and distant views of the magic of Avalon peeping through trees on the other is quite spectacular. We arrived at a bird hide and expected to spend a moment there. An hour later we were still there, the only humans in sight, […]
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Various English Gardens

by Ian Brodie· February 02, 2017· in · 0 comments
AllSandringhamSomerleytonSomerleyton Gardens
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Hallingdal

by Ian Brodie· February 01, 2017· in · 0 comments

Provence

by Ian Brodie· January 28, 2017· in · 0 comments
The Provence region is justifiably one of the most popular tourist regions of France. Ever since reading A Year in Provence in the 1980's the area was high on my bucket list. In 2015 dreams became a reality when we had the opportunity to spend three months in the village of L'isle-sur-la-Sorge. From November 2015 we lived in a beautful apartment in the heart of the village. We ate baguettes, sipped on expresso, savioured Burgundy and lived a life that we could only dream of. The images in this galley are just a sample of what we experienced. All I can say is you must visit - it is everything you could ever imagine it to be - plus a whole lot more. Fore more please read my blog written whilst we were there.   The Best Cafe Au Chineur You simply must visit Au Chineur. A favourite with locals, it is the best place to hang out during the day with an expresso and then in the evening, sip a beautiful red and bite into a rare steak with frites. When you visit, tell Pierre I sent you. We visited the cafe on the day we arrived and then every […]
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