Trygvie Jensen grew up on Washington Island, ensconced in a rich Scandinavian heritage, strong family values, and a working class community, which gave him the tools necessary to create his art and build his dreams. Photography, poetry and history writing is his way of depicting a sense of people and place in a once bucolic way of life in Door 20 years. Through his mind and viewfinder he strives to find a sense order out of the disorder in nature and the world around him.
“With the trip of my shutter, or the molding of words, there is born a sense of order through composition. My poetry and photographic journey began a long time ago and still takes me to where I need to go.”
Trygvie is the author of both “Wooden Boats and Iron Men: A History of Commercial Fishing in Northern Lake Michigan and Door County 1850-2005” and “Through Waves and Gales Come Fishermen’s Tales.”