Photo Essay

Red Herrings

The uniting feature of these images is the colour red. They were all taken in Norway in the course of 2009.

Norway is experiencing its best herring season since the 1960s: a highly irrelevant fact in this context, of course.

Finding and questioning meaning and significance is a life-long exercise. Maybe the colour red can give us the energy to keep at it.

(PS: "red herring / n / 1. anything that diverts attention from a topic or line of inquiry / 2. (Cookery) a herring cured by salting and smoking." Collins English Dictionary [online: thefreedictionary.com])

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14 responses

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray   gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    I like your take on red and your investigative mind. I voted for your story Lise.

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne   said (10 Jan 2010):

    Thank you, Sonia -- I appreciate those kind words and gesture!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    Wonderful series....full of intrigue and satisfying meaning ~ voted :)

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne   said (10 Jan 2010):

    Thanks, Maura: much appreciated!

  • dana iordan

    dana iordan gave props (11 Jan 2010):

    enlivening perspectives on the herring! : ) great images

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne   said (11 Jan 2010):

    Thanks a million, Dana! :-)

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (12 Jan 2010):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Jim Hart

    Jim Hart said (12 Jan 2010):

    all beautiful images

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne   said (12 Jan 2010):

    Thank you, Jim, happy to hear that you like them; and thanks, John!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (17 Jan 2010):

    Excellent, voted

  • catharine amato

    catharine amato gave props (19 Jan 2010):

    love the concept, and the images naturally!

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne   said (22 Jan 2010):

    Jean Pierre and Catharine: thank you very much!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (29 Jan 2010):

    I enjoyed viewing your red herring photos before, and I now I have read your essay. Voting, of course.

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne   said (30 Jan 2010):

    Thank you, Debrah!

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