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Mariachi man - Mexico

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As some of you who know me know I have been forced to lay down the camera as a professional photographer and turn to doing other things. I chose leather and fish leather to work with and am now in a kickstarter campaign to fund the foundation of that journey.

Knowing how rich photographers really are I created a small award that included my... now this could be interesting ....

above the clouds in Cerro Verde national park in El Salvador
Once again Peter Lik the master of promotion with in Photography has managed to turn the art world upside down with his latest stunt of selling the worlds most expensive ... now this could be interesting ....
Woman taking pictuers on Iphone in Amsterdam
I started thinking about tweets and retweets and reposting on facebook last night when in my social media research, I came across an article about the best time to tweet. In this article social media expert and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki ( @GuyKawasaki ) was mentioned and the way he treats his tweeting. He tweets and... now this could be interesting ....
Morning glow on trees in Lake Yojoa in honduras
As an entrepreneur running the web shop Hraun Design for my Good Old Company and my wife’s Tales of Travel i subscribe to different post regarding the world of running a web shops and being a... now this could be interesting ....
From the series Familiarity

There have probably never been taken as many pictures as in the last couple of years. With camera phones already passing point and shoot cameras back in 2010 the amount of daily pictures escalated to sky high numbers. This with endlessly new camera models from companies like... now this could be interesting ....

Indigenous in Chiapilla

There is a multitude of articles out there about 10 and 20 and 30 most important things you should have in your camera bag. They are for the most part all wrong. Even though you can stick to maybe 10 things in your bag and no more, that bag is still to cluttered.

When traveling you can fill your... now this could be interesting ....

fameli i bunad på telefon

I have to admit that the good response I have been getting on my prints at my current exhibition has taken me with some surprise. I am exhibiting The way I see it - Bergen which is shown on kunstveggen in Hraun art and design in Bergen. Hraun is a new gallery concept store that I am actually running my self.

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Young boy in Kirkenes norway standing in a parking space with a bucket over his head

It may come as a surprise to some that I actually did go through with deleting my images. I guess many took it for a marketing stunt, I would back out at the last moment and not go through with it. I was raised to keep my word and so I did. It was no gimmick. It was no marketing stunt. It was only an end of an era. Some thing I felt I needed to do in order to be able to start over. So what now... now this could be interesting ....

woman tourist taking a picture with a phone

The answer to the question of weather you should leave Photoshleter like I am doing is simple. NO - you should not. I have my reasons why I joined and why I have been with them for so long but because of my answer to questions on those reasons I am leaving. It does not mean you should and here is why.

1. Photoshelter is easy to use.
2. Photoshelter is not expencive.
3. Your... now this could be interesting ....

Fireworks in Bergen

1 of May 1989 I drove a red old Skoda from Reykjavik up to the capital of north Iceland, Akureyri. I was starting a new chapter in my life and the day after I was to start working as a press photographer. Its easy to say that this was a life changer. Not only was I heading out to start a new carrier but a year later I had met my wife, mate lots of good friends and soon found my self studying... now this could be interesting ....

Pelican in flight at sunset

Doing tests can be fun. Doing tests to proof others stupid is no fun. Doing test to proof bad influence can be good but when it shows how really bad the influence is its not good. This is the case of a simple test I did with delivering images to a stock company. 

All the images in this article where declined for various reasons with soft or lacking definition as the favorite word... now this could be interesting ....

neon signs in Las Vegas

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Delete it. Then go grab a beer or somethin'. but before you do go get the picture.....................before I delete it. 

Testicles for sale at the butcher in Santiago Atitlan

It is no bollocks I am deleting my images. It takes cojones to do so but I am doing it and there are only 25 days left until they vanish so go get the picture

oe Lynn Turner performing with the Jan Holberg Project at Garage rock club in Bergen Norway

With only 26 days left of my final clearance closing shop sale - Rock and roll is next up on the list of extinct images. Get the picture. Now

Sorry this image is no longer available

Like a mad Russian president I am going after my own, locking up images and making them disappear like there is no to morrow. Now there are only very few images left from Iceland so if you have been thinking about buying some of my Icelandic landscape images you better hurry. They might vanish over night into some dark gulag.
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Active Volcano on Fimvorduhals in Iceland spewing lava into the night

You might not want to try out your luck this time. I am closing shop and every day of every week until 1 of april some images vanish from my site. If you have set your eyes on some of my color images to morrow might be to late. I dont know what I kill on any given day and neither does any one else. It depends on my mood and my thought that day. There is no other criteria as all images will be... now this could be interesting ....

Some of the latest images from fashion Photographer Anna Osk

Unfortunately there is no tradition of fashion photography in Iceland. Even though the fashion industry has evolved greatly in the past 15 years or so its still so small that its impossible for a photographer to make a sustainable living from it.  Therefore we cant say that we have many great fashion photographers.

When i was starting out in photography you could find me amongst... now this could be interesting ....

Hraunfossar waterfalls in Hvita west Iceland

The other day I wrote about killing your babies. I have now started that process and woopsy daisy, some hundreds of images have vanished from my online sites and hard drives. It is no fun at all. It is much harder than I ever... now this could be interesting ....

When this phrase was first mentioned to me it filled me with horror. Sounded as dreadful then as it sounds now even though I did learn that it had to do with out takes from a shooting or simply being selective of your images and edit vigorously with out any mercy. 

I have during my time as a photographer done that, therefore I do not have in file or stock as... now this could be interesting ....

Leather camera bag made from dining room chair

Have you ever wanted a leather camera bag. Chance is that you are sitting on the solution or that you could fulfill that dream by simply chopping up some furniture in your home... now this could be interesting ....

Man walking in the cobblestone streets of San Javier

Should I become a professional photographer is a question that many ask them self now. Both young and old have this dream and wonder if they should do some thing about it. The short answer is NO. The long answer is: Don't be utterly stupid, do some thing else. But there is also a little bit longer answer to this question. 

You are still reading! Then you have a chance. But a... now this could be interesting ....

Man standing and welcoming the rain in the Streets of San Miguel de Allende

Many years ago a photographer visiting Iceland asked me this question. What do you want. Then he added don't say photoshop. This was at the time photoshop was taken over the scene, but I had been using... now this could be interesting ....

Old man knitting

Is it possible to stop being a photographer. Or to phrase it differently should you ever become a photographer.  I have some times said that I would be better of if I took up knitting rather than being a photographer. I have also stated that if your enthusiasm for photography is not enough or about 180% you should take up knitting or plumbing. You would be better off. At least... now this could be interesting ....

Crossing street with out his feet

There is only one thing I am afraid of. Unlike most people I am not afraid of vanishing from this earth and leave nothing behind. To me life is while I live it and after Im gone, Im just that, gone. But while I live there is one thing that I am afraid of and that is only one thing I ever remember being afraid of. Going blind.

I have often thought about it during... now this could be interesting ....

Accordion player from a Mexican street Mariachi band

During my life time as a photographer I have seen tremendous changes in a very short time, some good some bad. When I was studying back in 1992 digital was entering the field of photography at last and this thing called photoshop was starting to change the world. It was both exciting and scary at the same time. For some one that had computer in his hand before getting his own camera... now this could be interesting ....

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