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Issue #9

Gentle torpedos, Conversation : Elin Maria Olaussen & Karen Christine Tandberg

Par Ida Eliassen-Coker - 15 mn

IDA ELIASSEN-COKER IN CONVERSATION WITH ELIN MARIA OLAUSSEN & KAREN CHRISTINE TANDBERG THE PUBLISHING DUO TORPEDO PHOTOGRAPHY HINDA FAHRE

As I walk off the boat that took me across the Oslo Fjord from the suburb where I live, I have seven minutes before my date with Torpedo. I curse my constant optimism. My legs are much too short to justify such confidence in my own speed. I never get anywhere fast, something I should know by now.

The rain says: Open your umbrella, but the wind whispers: Oh no, you don't.

I’m supposed to meet the duo at the Library Bar at Hotel Bristol. The sophisticated, old hotel is located near one the most important publishing houses in Oslo. I've only been there once before, when a friend was promoting her book. My mind naturally makes the link to how Torpedo is also a publisher, albeit a small independent one. Focusing solely on art books, running a small bookstore too.

I'm walking as fast as I can, while trying to stay warm, when I realise I'm not enti...