Portfolio Emil Nordin
Texas was my first encounter with America, and Austin is where I got hooked. I came there for an assignment some years ago, with youthful expectations accumulated and marinated in nostalgia over two decades. But for all my preconceptions of American culture, I had a pretty vague image of the south. As I picked up the rental car in Houston and drove west, I had no idea what kind of unique strangeness was awaiting me.
I documented my personal impressions during the following days, as I came to realise just how different this place was from my childhood fantasies – and how much more magnificent.
Since then I have been all over the country, but as with all first loves, Austin still holds a very special place in my heart.”