Mark Watkins (@mpcwatkins) — Out and about in Norway. Writing a book & #oslometrodiary.  Often a bit too curious. Trying to tread lightly.
Something a little different on this one. In honor of Norway’s Independence Day
Something a little different on this one. In honor of Norway’s Independence Day last week, here is a walking tour from celebrating in the city last year (with a little surprise at the end). Hope you enjoy the 12th edition! #oslometrodiary#oslo#norway
21.05.2019 09:41:10
I think we found a new tradition #happybirthdaynorway #ninadoingthings
I think we found a new tradition #happybirthdaynorway#ninadoingthings...more
17.05.2019 15:18:54
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Vibes of the 17th of May from previous years. Flekkefjord the first year, Oslo t
Vibes of the 17th of May from previous years. Flekkefjord the first year, Oslo the next, and somewhere new again this year. Can’t wait. #happybirthdaynorway
16.05.2019 18:09:20
What did I do for this image? Bought the film, lugged it with the camera four ho
What did I do for this image? Bought the film, lugged it with the camera four hours in to Molladalen, climbed a ridge, shot the frame, developed the frame, spent all evening tonight coming to deeply appreciate the ubiquity of dust (particularly on negatives), skipped dinner, cursed at Epson Scan, and then, with my last scan, finally made something I was happy with. I could have done that with the wind still on my face if I was shooting digital, but don’t you appreciate this picture more knowing that there was a process? I certainly do. Film is harder, but it’s worth it. #filmisnotdead#shootfilm#ilfordfp4
15.05.2019 21:24:00
Oslo Metropolitan Diary - 11th Edition - May 14, 2019 #oslometrodiary #oslo #nor
Oslo Metropolitan Diary - 11th Edition - May 14, 2019 #oslometrodiary#oslo#norway...more
14.05.2019 14:18:06
A full summary of our time in Kragerø last year, starring my mom. #norway #sørla
A full summary of our time in Kragerø last year, starring my mom. #norway#sørlandet#kragerø#ninadoingthings
13.05.2019 14:47:00
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Heading back to a weekend in Kragerø to escape the cold, rainy weather in Oslo.
Heading back to a weekend in Kragerø to escape the cold, rainy weather in Oslo. #jomfruland#sørlandet#norway#ninadoingthings
10.05.2019 12:55:45
The past few days have been interesting. I’ve experienced an almost overwhelming
The past few days have been interesting. I’ve experienced an almost overwhelming return of my inspiration for photography and film making. For the past two years really, I just didn’t have the energy for it. I wasn’t inspired and didn’t have ideas (usually not in short supply with me) for visual work. . But the past few nights, I couldn’t sleep because there were so many going around in my head. So I’m making steps. Yesterday, I finally put my Hasselblad in for service (which won’t be cheap), bought 20 rolls of film, and stopped by a print shop to ask about prices to print a zine. And that was just yesterday. . Honestly, I’m not so sure what’s happened. This all started picking up speed when I bought a new film camera, but the camera is not what’s inspiring me. So what is it? I’m really not sure. Perhaps now I know I have the mental space to put energy towards producing visual work, and so my imagination just does its thing. Whatever it is, it sent me digging through the photos and videos I did shoot over the past few years but have been buried away. There is a lot there actually, and I like a lot of it! . So I’m bringing things out, working again, shooting again, writing down all these ideas before they turn into dreams. This one is from the southern coast of Norway with the one and only @ninameijer. More to come. #muse#ninadoingthings#norway#vista
09.05.2019 12:54:36
A sampling of Dutch doors. Something I noticed was that even though all the hous
A sampling of Dutch doors. Something I noticed was that even though all the houses basically look the same, you’re hard pressed to find two of the same door. This is for aesthetics I’m sure, but perhaps also for the practical benefit that you can tell which house is yours if you come back late at night. #netherlands#samesamebutdifferent
08.05.2019 10:58:34
Oslo Metropolitan Diary heads to the Netherlands for this one. Too good not to s
Oslo Metropolitan Diary heads to the Netherlands for this one. Too good not to share – 10th edition (woo!) – April 7, 2019 #oslometrodiary#youthandyoungmanhood
07.05.2019 12:07:45
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Some of my favorite moments from the past few weeks. #netherlands #35mm #ninadoi
Some of my favorite moments from the past few weeks. #netherlands#35mm#ninadoingthings
05.05.2019 15:37:48
I’m back in the Netherlands doing a lot of walking, a lot of standing on corners
I’m back in the Netherlands doing a lot of walking, a lot of standing on corners, a lot of following strange streets just to see where they lead, and a lot of living inside my head. Have come across tram tracks covered in grass like this a few times, and somehow I just love the sight of it. Looks like nature laid out a carpet, though of course the real story is the opposite. But that’s what being out is all about – thinking, imagining, letting things come to me. It’s good so far. #writing#netherlands
01.05.2019 19:25:20
Oslo Metropolitan Diary – 9th Edition – April 29, 2019 #oslometrodiary
Oslo Metropolitan Diary – 9th Edition – April 29, 2019 #oslometrodiary...more
29.04.2019 15:01:08
I just arrived back in the Hague after two very full weeks where I’ve absent on
I just arrived back in the Hague after two very full weeks where I’ve absent on social media. It was Easter holidays and then a short week preparing everything for my departure. I’m back to the regular program, so expect the 9th edition of #oslometrodiary later today and my normal supply of coffee, bookstores, and the outdoors in the near future. In the meantime, here are some moments from our travels over Easter. #holidays#ninadoingthings
29.04.2019 06:48:54
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Thursday night camp out #lifeatharaløkka
Thursday night camp out #lifeatharaløkka...more
11.04.2019 20:38:08
Oslo Metropolitan Diary - 8th Edition - April 9, 2019 #oslometrodiary
Oslo Metropolitan Diary - 8th Edition - April 9, 2019 #oslometrodiary...more
09.04.2019 14:38:25
I think I’ve come to a place where I can fairly evaluate coffee. By which I mean
I think I’ve come to a place where I can fairly evaluate coffee. By which I mean I can taste something and say “oh, I like that because so and so” or “ I don’t like that because of so and so”. That doesn’t sound like a huge accomplishment, but before I would always think that I’d messed up the brewing process and thus had bad coffee. But now I know my process and trust myself enough to know if something tastes poor, it’s on the coffee, not on me. A notable moment, I think. In this photo, I was trying my hand at a stovetop siphon maker, which unfortunately didn’t deliver the greatest results. #markdrinkscoffee
09.04.2019 06:06:52
All of Norway is getting ready for Easter holidays to start this weekend. All th
All of Norway is getting ready for Easter holidays to start this weekend. All the fuss reminded me me that Nina and I celebrated Spanish style while in Gaucin with her family last year. Bucket list item checked. #toro#spain#easter#ninadoingthings
08.04.2019 07:59:34
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