With his work Volvo 240 Helge Skodvin is showing the cult car, as well as the Norwegian landscape and culture.
The photo series Volvo 240 by Helge Skodvin (*1968, Norway) documents the Norwegian cult car: edgy, reliable and functional, a symbol of Norwegian lifestyle and values. The best-selling car of the 70s and 80s is now getting old and out of fashion - but until today approximately 17,000 registered Volvo 240 are driving on Norway's roads.
'I have been photographing these cars as they are parked. In front of a house, in a driveway, in a parking lot, in a garage, alongside a road, in a courtyard, in a street. In their natural habitat. With these photographs, I want to show how we live, how our surroundings look. I wish to portray the everyday landscape.' (Helge Skodvin)