The photo artist Mette Tronvoll had a unique photo session the summer of 2013 with Queen Sonja at the World's End in Vestfold county. The result was a photo series that appears in the National Gallery's project room.
The Queen was naturally present along with the artist when the exhibition opened Tuesday.
The portraits show a casual queen, without royal attributes or character in the official role. Tronvoll have emphasized the Queen's close relationship with nature, in a place that is close her and her family .
The photographer says that she is searching for interesting encounters with people in the portraits .
- In such a match occurs, the situations which are of special interest and which provides a voltage in the portraits. The voltage is a portrait of my relationship with that particular person, more than that the photograph is a portrait of a particular face, says Tronvoll.