In 2011, I decided it was time to find out how to handle the DSLR I had bought a couple of years before. After joining a beginner level photography workshop, I finally understood more of the technical settings, enough to feel that I was in charge of the camera, instead of feeling that the camera was living on its own.
A year later, I had some days on my own in New York. Before the travel, I searched to see if I could find a photography workshop to attend. None matched my dates, but I found a photographer providing a one-to-one photo tour. I didn’t know anything called street photography at that time. After four hours walking across Manhattan with Markus Hartel, I knew that that day had been the start of a new hobby for me.
What fascinates me most about street photography is when a moment from our surroundings – the everyday life – is captured and makes it possible for us to see something that we very often don’t discover when we are in the middle of the situation. I do also love when photos showcase people that don’t know that their presence in combination with the surroundings make strange, funny, interesting or provoking pictures. And finally, I enjoy very much when relations and emotions between people are presented in a picture.
My photographic style is mainly documentary. The experience and technique I've learnt from photographing un-posed and natural moments on the streets, is a huge part of what I bring with me when photographing concerts, weddings and events. I always try to capture the the vibe and transmit emotions through my photos.
Here is an overview of some photography related activities I have attended the last years:
- X Games Norway 2017 - photographer, main responsibility: capture the ambience, photographing the spectators and the concerts
- Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games - photographer and part of the Communications Team
- Save the Children's summer campaign 2016. Focusing on child refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo used in SoMe, exhibited at Det Norske Teatret (September 2016) and in live talkshow at NRK (august 2016)
- House photographer at Cafe Stift, an active concert venue in Lillehammer (present)
- Provided a street photography workshop at Scandinavian Photo in cooperation with Fujifilm Nordic (June 2016)
- The Norwegian Festival of Literature - photographer and coordinator of the team of photographers (2014-present)
- Dølajazz - Lillehammer Jazzfestival - photographer (2014-2015)
- Participated in a workshop with Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey, New York (2015)
- "Vann i kunsten" - project for high school students, organised by Lillehammer Art Museum, Eidsiva and Oppland Kunstsenter (2015)
- National Photo Walk 2016 - outdoor exhibition and street photography presentation. Oorganised by Japan Photo and Lillehammer kameraklubb.
- Gausdal videregående skole - lecture about street photography for high school students (2015)