Photojournalist Tor Eigeland looks back at the most memorable highlights of his remarkable life and travels on assignment for the likes of National Geographic, Time Life and multiple foreign publications.
‘Stuff Happens’ is a catchphrase Tor has used time and again during his 60-year career when something out of the ordinary happened.... his life has certainly never been humdrum. This incredible, unique memoir, with varied tales and anecdotes, the culmination of a life’s work – all wonderfully photographed – is captivating from start to finish.
Quotes about Stuff Happens
“Magical, but down-to-earth, a life of adventurous travel wreathed in curiosity and friendliness. Modestly presented, a wonderful way to experience the world, and full of charm.”
Kate Adie, former Chief News Correspondent for BBC News
“This fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of a photojournalist’s life takes you around the world, from the opening of Egypt’s Aswan dam to meeting the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico and gliding among the reed beds with the Marsh Arabs in pre-Saddam Iraq.”
“Fascinating .... This charming and vivid memoir recalls surreptitious escapades, dangerous encounters, and more than a good bit of luck.” Dennis Dimick, Executive Editor (Ret.), National Geographic
“Not only a great photojournalist, with an innate eye for detail, but also a truly engaging storyteller.” Jan Dodd, Author, travel writer and contributor to The Rough Guides (ret).
“Tor seems to have the knack... combined with a bit of good luck... of being in the right place at the right time, from witnessing counter-culture hero Tim Leary getting kicked out of Mexico to recording Fidel Castro’s victory speech in Havana to photographing Duke Ellington composing... encountering many others besides.”
“It's hard to think of a more genial travel companion than the Norwegian-born photojournalist Tor Eigeland, who retraces his fascinating and adventure-packed life story beautifully illustrated with over 250 photos.”