As with most things in life, my love for photography was ignited in the most unexpected of places. After years of deteriorating health issues, I ended up bedridden. Frustrated, I picked up photography as a way to express myself, and I never looked back.
For me photography is my love affair with life. It’s a celebration of life itself, a tribute to all things living and an excuse to be present, to be alive, and to capture and create with light in spite of expectations and limitations.
For that reason I’m very drawn to photographing people.
“I love to capture faces and emotions, the visual expressions of thoughts, moods and secrets as they manifest in various aspects of life.”
Feelings play a major role in my work, and the way a photograph makes you feel and the response it triggers in you, is to me more important than creating a body of work that is perceived as aesthetically pleasing.
If I could be granted perfect health for a day, there’s nothing I’d love more than to get a chance to photograph you (except maybe raiding an Italian restaurant or two — wait, let’s do both!). I aim to capture the individuality and passion of everyday people, and I delight in finding ways to reveal their strength and inner beauty with my camera. But most of the time I can’t. So, at first I did what most people would do; I photographed my cat, who was quite delighted to have his human stuck in bed all day long. But it wasn’t until my daughter caught an interest in my new passion that things started to become really interesting. Photography quickly developed into a way for us both to express ourselves creatively and to get into mischief. A lot of mischief.
The amount of hours spent creating props and costumes, nursing glue gun burns and plotting enthusiastically about our next shoot, are immensurable. Photography has become our way to create our own, little worlds. It’s honestly one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. We are both having such a great time while creating!
The funny thing about doing what you love, is that our work turned out to unexpectedly resonate with other people too. We honestly never expected other people take an interest in it. And yet, in only a few short years, our work has been exhibited in galleries all over the world and has been published in several publications. If someone would have told me this five years ago, I would have never believed them. What a ride!
So we do what we do best; We goof around a lot, take some really strange, fantastic, amazing, weird photographs, and have a blast while doing so. If you want to come and play with us, feel free to stop by any time. We live in Kongsberg, a little town on the eastern side of Norway, in North Europe. Just be warned, we can be pretty chatty, especially if we get excited about a project. And our cats will most likely secretly judge you from a safe distance (unless you bring food, in that case they’ll love you until the end of time). If that sounds like fun, drop us a line, and let’s see if we can work something out!
Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece, Winter exhibition. Curator Markos Dolopikos. Dec 7 – Dec 19 2018
Bruno Art Group, Singapore, Exhibition. Curator Mike Hagen. Nov 15 – Nov 17 2018
Chania International Photo Festival, Chania, Greece, Exhibition. Curator Markos Dolopikos. Aug 28 – Sep 5 2018
ORMS School of Photography, Cape Town, South Africa, Art of Photography exhibition. Curator Iris Nesher. Feb 8 – Feb 10 2018
Contemporary Art Ruhr fair, World Cultural Heritage Site Zollverein XII, Essen, Germany, Telling a Story exhibition. Curator David Dare Parker. Oct 27 – Oct 29 2017
Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece, Black & White exhibition. Curator Markos Dolopikos. Oct 6 – Oct 19 2017
Usagi NY, New York City, United States, KODAK Moments exhibition. Curator Iris Nesher. Sep 14 – Sep 24 2017
Whitespace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Unposed exhibition. Curator David Dare Parker. Aug 30 – Sep 4 2017
Berlin Blue art, Berlin, Germany, Emotional Photography exhibition. Curator Tom Bourdon. Jun 2 – Jun 11 2017
Shadows and Light Magazine, #8 Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken. Oct 18 2018
Aristokatten, #31. Oct 1 2018
Cosplay Realm Magazine, #19 Magic Issue. Sep 30 2018
Shadows and Light Magazine, #7 Summer Dreams. Jul 28 2018
Conceptual Magazine, #14-2 Adornments of Glory Issue. Feb 15 2018
Cosplay Realm Magazine, #10 Celebration Issue. Jan 1 2018
Gothesque Jr., #34 Living Art Issue. Dec 15 2017
Stubborn Magazine, #25 The Wicked Souls Issue. Oct 31 2017
Due to health related limitations I’m not usually available for assignments or custom projects. However, I love meeting new people and I have the curiosity of a caffeinated squirrel, so if you have a particular project or idea in mind, feel free to reach out and let me know. You can find my contact info at the bottom of this page.