a blog by knut skjærven


Thanks for visiting. Yes, it is me in the picture. My name is Knut Skjærven. That is a Norwegian name.

I live in Copenhagen, Denmark.

I am educated both at Bergen University, Norway, and at Copenhagen University, Denmark, specializing in phenomenology, film and visual communication. I wrote a book on phenomenology and film. That was many years ago. I also wrote one on advertising. I am inspired by both disciplines. I have done free lancing both as a journalist and as a photographer. And as a lecturer.

For many years I had a regular job in one of the largest Danish companies.  I worked with project management, business development,  key account sales, business communication, etcetera. I terminated that in 2010.

I now work full time on photography, writing, blogging on different aspects of photography and visual communication. I run several blogs and a number of groups on social sites.

I started writing barebones communication late in 2007. It is a blog about communication in general, and visual communication in particular. There is plenty on photography too.

Two years later came  Berlin Black And White ands this blog.

For the full extension of  activities, please see the link section in The Raw Material. I am presently working on a Street Photographer’s Toolbox (not public yet). All blogs and groups are active.

Have a good day.

Best regards


Copenhagen, Denmark. October 15, 2010.

Updated: 05/02/12//09/03/12//

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4 responses

  1. Dear Knut,

    Please visit my photography website:


    Thank you,

    Dennis Cordell

    December 27, 2010 at 1:07 am

  2. Dear Dennis

    What a great link.

    Brilliant pictures, that I will spend more time with when the hasty holidays are over :-).

    I am also impressed by the written introduction that explains a lot to me. And that I will use.

    Brilliant concept.

    I am sure that you are not aware of the dialogues that I presently have with Ram on another blog of mine: Berlin Black and White. Here is the link: http://berlinblackandwhite.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/the-departure/#comments

    Thanks for the attention. I will write more about this subject later – when I get a bit wiser :-).

    I am really, really impressed with what you have done on your sites.

    Let us stay in touch, please.

    Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year.

    All the best


    December 27, 2010 at 12:20 pm

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