To add more recent work to my profile here’s a little experiment I tried last summer and I still can’t decided if I like seeing my own reflection in the window or if it gets a bit too distracting. But the model is looking good, I like the glitters in her hair and the tones of the light.
Only two weeks left until the first holiday of the year, going to Copenhagen for the Easter and I’m overly excited about visiting their aquarium called The Blue Planet. For some reason I have over the last few years grown this small obsession with jellyfish, they’re just so dazzling.
I always find it hard to praise my own work but when it comes to wedding portraits the emotional connection between the two newly weds makes the task easier. The smiles, their happiness, the rain in the air, how the dog looks up at them, the pop of colour from her bouquet always makes this photo a piece of work that I enjoy looking back at. .
And in not too long I have a new happy couple in front of my camera, already have a few nervous butterflies in my stomach but I take that as a good sign.
I am far from a nature photographer, sometimes I like to think of it as portrait being my main passion and nature photography being my hobby. It’s just a little something I enjoy doing to ease the mind and especially I enjoy photographing small plants with all their twist and curls making for interesting compositions or textures.
Oh what I would give to have stunning locks like this.
On the long list of things I want to take more photos of, like creative portraits, portraits in general, animals, nature I certainly need to add some more natural nude work as well. We’re all a stunning piece of art and should be proud of the way we look.
Model is the ever wonderful Kaia Jacobsen.
I’m hitting the spring drum a little early, not really since the 1 of March is officially the first day of spring here in Norway. But with snow, ice and winds carrying Siberian cold with it spring couldn’t feel further away. The days already feel longer, it will soon be warmer and then sakura season will be here again. Meanwhile enjoy a photo from my Japan trip a few years back.
On the coldest of winter days, I joke not we have cold coming down from Siberia, I dream about spring photo-shoots where I can put flowers in the hair of my models, be outside without freezing (be inside without freezing for that matter) and have wonderful light in the forest like on this photo.
Model is Kaia Jacobsen.
Since I have spent more time reflecting over old work rather then creating new I have also found a new sort of admiration for all the models I had back in the day, people were so kind to take time of their day to model for a not-yet-educated photographer. Without all the help I got back then I never would have gotten to where I am today, I never would have the portfolio that I have and in all honesty I find myself looking back at a lot of my old work and feeling proud because at the end of the day, and despite having grown, it was still pretty good work.
Model is the fantastic and ever beautiful Kaia Jacobsen.
Taking portraits is most likely my favourite thing not just of humans but of pets as well, I find that they can be so expressive in the way they look at you or their surroundings. A part of this also stems from having lost several best friends (dog friends) over the last few years and now looking back at portraits of them I’m so happy I took the time to take them, they’re treasures of our adventures together I will not forget. .
If someone is looking to get a portrait or two of their dog I currently want to take some new pet photos, just DM me and we can set something up.
Here’s Dennis the Shetland sheepdog focusing intensely on a duck in the air distance while snowflakes was twirling all around us.
From a day when I got my model to stand in a hedge crawling with little green bugs and yet she managed to look this calm and stunning. Also getting very ready for spring and lush green nature, spring flowers and warmer days. .
Model is Lisa Bruvik.
Another work from back in the day, I feel like I pushed boundaries a lot more during my student years. Everything felt new so I wasn’t so worried about failing or creating something that might not work as well as I had hoped because I was still in a process of learning. At times I miss the creative nature I used to have, miss the lust to try out new styles and not worry so much about what everyone might think.
Here’s to hoping that 2018 will be a year to explore more again, to growth and to failing so that I can learn from mistakes and progress.
Model is Maya Riise.
I have as of late been looking through old work, more specifically from the time when I studied photography, and I find myself surprised by how much were already there even during my first years almost as if it was intuition. This is a photo from 2010, so it will soon hit the 8-year mark, I can’t believe I have been doing photography this long already.
This old work deserved a new retouch so I edited it all over again to make it more into the style I prefer now. Thank you to the always beautiful @mirajakobsen for modelling for me so long ago.
I have to apologize for the long silence on my part, life has a tedious tendency to become absolutely overwhelming at times and making the ordinary day spin around ends up being just the amount of work one is able to do.
Though I’m now looking forward to becoming more active on here and I thought the best way to start was with a cute little pupper so say hello to the ever handsome Ludvig. Hope you all are having a wonderful Monday.