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Harpa by Per Tore Molvær

Harpa by Per Tore Molvær

Honey Adraque
May 30, 2015

Today's feature is about a building that will stunned you all throughout your day. This is the Harpa building which is located in Reykjavik and it is one of the astonishing buildings I've ever seen in my life. The designs are very classy and elegant. No wonder why Per Tore Molvær, a 30 year old photographer from west-coast of Norway perfectly captured the beauty of it. Let us take a look at this beautiful building and be inspired. Enjoy!

Initially I was in Reykjavik on an other assignment, but I was lucky to be able to stop by the Harpa and take some pictures. The town is very small, so I got to visit the building multiple times during different times of day.

- Per Tore Molvær



When I first saw the Harpa building in Reykjavik, I was stunned. The metal, glass and light combined into a magnificent construction. My approach to architecture photography is to study the building from all angles, inside and out, before I take the pictures. I want to feel the mood and explore the place before I grab my camera.

- Per Tore Molvær



I used my Fujifilm x100s to take the pictures, with its similar to 35mm objective. Great for architecture!

- Per Tore Molvær


About Per Tore Molvær

Per Tore Molværa is a 30 year old photographer who grew up on the west-coast of Norway, but now lives in Oslo. He started taking pictures when he got his first dSLR camera 10 years ago. He went to Trondheim and studied for two years at the Norwegian School of Photography, and this is were he really started to grow as a photographer. Because of his childhood on the country, his bonds to nature are very strong and he always long to wander in unexplored landscapes. He mostly shoot moody landscapes but also food, portraits and some architecture. Photography to him is all about conveying a specific mood and an underlying story in a simple, scandinavic expression. He seeks the authentic and real through combining documentary and fine-art to create commercial images you want to frame and put up on your wall at home. You can find more of his artworks on his Behance profile or website.

3 comments on “Harpa by Per Tore Molvær”

  1. Alright, what time is it? Did I fell in a coma or something? This building looks like we already live in 2080 :c
    and is it me or does it look like a beehive from the outside? The inside is amazing tho, so modern.

  2. That is one elegant building, you got that part right. Very artistic and might have been hard to photograph with all of those surfaces moving light around. He did a great job!

  3. Believe you me, the first thought which came to my mind when I saw these pictures were... this is a pretty damn good building concept. It will be a little tough to make but it will be one of the best designed buildings of the world, if made according to the concept. But as I started reading, I read it's already there, in Reykjavik. That's when I lost it, completely. How in the world is such a futuristic, elegant, classy building in existence. It really is stunning, in the words of the author. And special mentions should go towards the ace photographer, Per Tore Molvær who really showed the best of the building from the best of the angles. Marvelous building and photography!

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