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Orbo from orbo and the longshots in concert at the Garage in Bergen Norway

The last couple of days my wife has been like a child in a toy shop playing with a new software she just downloaded. It gives here the chance of painting with all kinds of effects depicting different material and medium one can paint with. Even though I am happy that she finally picked up the brush again and started doing some art work, I felt a bit left out, and had therefore to search for... now this could be interesting ....

Anton Corbijin style selfportrait

My first encounter with Anton Corbijn was through Joshua Tree album by U2 and later through the likes of Tom Waits and Miles Davis.  Ever since I have followed his work and been an admirer. I have not particularly sought after to copy his style, but to day when playing around with Lightroom it kind of happened and I decided to go for a try... now this could be interesting ....

Repercusion of bad behaviour is a sidekick multi media project

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Girl with candy floss - Norway

When I graduadet from school I was obsessed with modern day digital photography and its future possabilities. So much that I did not care though the great street photographer... now this could be interesting ....

Macro close up of half a strawberry showing its juicey fruit

I know my mother said to me that I should not play with food but in this case I just could not helpt my self. I had these fresh strawberries in hand and a macro setup ready so why not postpone the eating and try out the luck in some macro food photography. Tom Waits is said to have pointed out, while driving, to whom ever does send him ideas, that he was indeed driving, and asked him please to... now this could be interesting ....

Girls and Old style taxi - Norway

How do you go about doing rural street photography in a town that has but one main road that runs through it at shoreline and the rest of its streets scattered here and there up the hills like snakes in a landscape. The answare is simple you do it just like the old masters would have done it. Be ready and wait for the moment to come. It can be a long wait but if you are not ready it will never... now this could be interesting ....

familiarity

In the "oldies" when you had a fail in your photography it could usually be traced to something YOU did wrong. In the past 10 years or so if you have a fail in your photography, then it is because the manufacturer or the designer of cameras did some thing wrong. I know that I am getting fed up with the flaws of modern technology and in special all those riddiculesly expencive cameras that are... now this could be interesting ....

Stewart grilling - Norway

Doing Raw street photography in black and white, like in this image of the chef of Leikangers Cafe Herman grilling for people at a festival night, is nice. In its simplicity it draws me back to the days when I used the Yashicamat 124G camera and the fun of using that for candid shots. This one is as simply done as there can be and the more I go out with my camera the more I leave behind of... now this could be interesting ....

Poster of a painting by Fernando Botero showing a naked woman

Censorship in photography is common. It is happening every day, in all the news media that we have, and its not always that good. But I guess it can be justified from time to time. Press photography is a delicate matter. Magazine photography is an other thing, and then we got the naked flesh to think about.How dangerous can that be. 

I know it is a minefield to wander into, the... now this could be interesting ....

familiarity - personal knowledge or information about someone or something

It was more than due time that I would create som new conceptual work in my photography. Lurking in the back of my mind for the past two years was a project I never found the right space for until reasently. I have been working on it since, and here it is, one of the first tests in my new series called Familiarity. To explain familiarity you have some choises in the dictionary.

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How to turn your photogrpahy into art with the help of Photoshop and Hasselblad H3D50

If you are any thing like me, a struggeling artist, your thoughts towards how you could turn your photography into real pice of art an make a living in the real artworld must have crossed your mind more than once . Well here it is the ultimate introduction to the artworld of photography and the only... now this could be interesting ....

Smoking hot woman

According to statistics some of the visitors that land on my site are here because they used the search terms Act Porn Iceland woman and nude and any combination there of. These visitors when arriving feel that they have landed in a wrong place and leave again with out looking further at my images. I feel obligated to help them out and therefore I her by give them the ultimate icelandic... now this could be interesting ....

Graduation from a school in New orleans

For me photographing the purple dressed graduating students coming out of the church in New Orleans and having to walk between two police cars to get out to the streats where their family avaited to celebrate on this happy moment was surreal.

Why these police cars where there, I did not find out and did not understand. But the presense of army recruiters made me more... now this could be interesting ....

an standing on a street corninr smoking in the morning in New Orleance

The The man in blue on this red corner was one of the more interesting thing I found in New Orleance when we arrived, apart maybe from a street sign on a garbage filled street with the name Clinton street or the millitary men rounded up to recruate freshmen on their gratuation day. This man leaning towards the lamppost reminding me of the song whos name I can not remember but goes something... now this could be interesting ....

Man in black suit and with a black briefcase walking in central New Orleance

Is no more of a mistery than any other man in the world that like a grey smoke, in his gray suites does damage to him self while doing the same to the environment in a equally thoughtless egoistic action game of welth and prosperaty. He is the gray ghost that every morning goes to the world of financial, banking, and world collapse. He is a thinker of him self as a great great warior but goes... now this could be interesting ....

Midnight sunset by a glacier lagoon in Skaftafell national park

Photography is a crule art form and there is no room for maybe I should have in it. It is about what was there when you pressed the shutter. How things where set up or composed. Not only what was there in front of the lense but also what was going on up there. Up there in your mind at that perticular time because at the time of its birth ,photography is far from fully matured. Neither is a... now this could be interesting ....

Broken angel in Long Beach

Photographing angel is like trying to photograph the future and is more often than not connected with some thing hiper romantic and an effort to describe some religious experiences and thoughts in some kitchy design. The only contrast to that is in death as you can often find statues of angel of all kinds on graves. I found therefore this broken angel quiet depicting of the situation that was... now this could be interesting ....

The group Tyr performing at the Viking festival in Gudvangen in Norway

Becoming a Viking rock photographer by trade I guess I would if I could. So spellbound was I by the massive soundwall of groups like Wardruna, Valravn and... now this could be interesting ....

Mailboxes on Long Beach after hurricane Katrina

Photographing empty beach and postboxes where there should have been milion dollar homes and densly populated beaches filled with life, is some thing I did not expect. This was though the case at Long beach in Louisian where the only sign of life that was left, was these postboxes of former residents whos houses had been washed out at see with the waves that followed Hurrican Katrina.

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Pink flowers seen against a blue sky in the summer sun

Pink summer flowers and a bee in Leikanger Norway. Shot on Canon 1Ds MKll and processed in... now this could be interesting ....

Leftowers of Holly beach in Lousiana 9 months after hurricane Katrina

Taking your camera to the beach you are most certainly thinking of beautiful bodies in bikini. O.k You might be thinking about your family and the kids playing in the sand. My thought was to get a nice rest on beach in a small beach town in the state of Louisiana and get the fealing for the small towns that where to be our primal destinations in this trip. It was not to be.

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Food mart sign and decoratin in Houston Texas

Coming from advertizing photography into street and documentar photography can feel like liberation. You feel like a kid in a toy store where there are no rules. You can point your camera at what ever you like and put it forth. Its then just the question of someone agrees with you on the glory of the subject.


If nobody does agrea then so be it. You are out there to take... now this could be interesting ....

Urban Houston street signs

Urban street photography is what I call my work in USA sometimes. I do not know if that definition exists or not. Maybe it is just documentary or urban street documentary landscape photography. I dont know, In fact I do not care. As long as I feel that the images speak for them self wand tell a story of what is ther to be seen or more importantly how I felt what should bee seen when I took... now this could be interesting ....

Down town Houston street scene

Street photography and documentar photography have always fasinated me in a strange way. It is a spy tool into peoples life and you more often than not, grab the image when people are of guard. Because of the traditions of street photograph, my thoughts where on doing the whole trip in Black and white and preferably on film,


I backed out of it (thank god) and did every thing on... now this could be interesting ....

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