Am I Traveling Like Ingmar Bergman?

Last week, I published a post entitled, ‘Am I Traveling Like Wes Anderson?’ in which I took a fun little video trend wherein people were making videos in the style of Wes Anderson. So I did the same sort of thing with my own photographs, and it was fun.

Then LA from the blog Waking Up on the Wrong Side of 50 suggested that I do a similar thing with different directors. I thought that sounded like fun, so I asked her for some suggestions. The first one she came up with was Ingmar Bergman, which sounded like a great idea.

I haven’t seen any of his films, but I know Bergman’s style is dreamlike, somewhat minimal, often high contrast, and from the 1940s-1960s, filmed in black and white.

So I went through my own archives and found a bunch of photographs that I thought were Bergman-esque. They’re not all travel photographs (a couple of them were taken in my little city), but most of them are photos from my travels and are from North Dakota, Chicago, Omaha, Scotland, Ireland, and England.

12 thoughts on “Am I Traveling Like Ingmar Bergman?

  1. Omg they’re gorgeous!!! And you captured the mood perfectly!! I love this. Ok. Now I have to think of a director with a clear pov….I’m thinking…

  2. He’s the first one who came to mind who has a pov….if nothing else
    Poking a a few scenes is always fun

  3. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a Bergman film, but I do know I absolutely LOVE this selection of photos. They all fit together with that look and feel that I can only imagine must fit his films. Strangely, as much as I love the overseas photos with their older world architecture, I find myself most taken by the lighting of the snow plowed parking lot with the bright lights in the background and most especially by what appears to be a bank drive thru. Very, very nice work.

  4. Thanks! These are some of my favorites that I’ve ever taken. I love those two shots that you mentioned, in part because they’re from around town. It’s easy to overlook the ordinary, but when you see it in a different light (like at night), it makes an ordinary spot seem strange and unique.

  5. I haven’t seen his films either, so I don’t know whether or not you got it, but I love these shots and like the idea of these posts.

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