October 31, 2010

Revelry!

What a night for a dance, you know I'm a dancing machine
With a fire in my bones and the sweet taste of kerosene
I get lost in the night so high I don't want to come down
To face the loss of the good thing that I've found

In the dark of the night I could hear you calling my name
With the hardest of hearts I still feel full of pain
So I drink and I smoke and I ask you if you're ever around
Even though it was me who drove us right in the ground

See the time we shared it was precious to me
But all the while I was dreaming of revelry

Born to run, baby run like a stream down a mountainside
With the wind in my back I don't ever even bat an eye
Just know it was you all along who had a hold of my heart
But the demon and me were the best of friends from the start

So the time we shared it was precious to me
All the while I was dreaming of revelry
Dreaming of revelry

And I told myself boy away you go, it rained so hard it felt like snow
Everything came tumbling down on me
In the back of the woods in the dark of the night
Paleness of the old moonlight everything just felt so incomplete

Dreaming of revelry

October 28, 2010

Introducing Sally Mann!

For those of you that don´t know her... 
Sally Mann is one of the worlds MOST renown photographers. 
She has been voted best American Photographer by Time Magazine in 2001. 
She caused great controversy by publishing "Immediate Family" in 1992.
It has been said that the pictures are closing in on child pornography due to the fact that the children are naked in some of the pictures. 

She works only with film, and digital is said, is nothing she wants to learn.


Her pics are dark - very dark!
I have picked out a couple of my favorites.

Where are the boundaries? How far can you actually go when it comes to art? 
Personally I don´t think she takes it to far.
I am in love with this vibe!

Absolutely worth googling!!!

October 26, 2010

Christel Alsos!

Don´t u feel like crying!

I always wondered how a model can cry in front of the camera...
Turns out you just need to be as emotional that I was this particular day!
Dig up the sorrow which we all have somewhere deep inside.

Thank you Katrine Fagerlid for taking this pic <3

October 23, 2010

Cara Mia aka Bilaaaaal!!!

From last Wednesday´s shoot!
Happy with the result:)
This picture is for her performance at Feliz (Bergen) 
next weekend!!

October 20, 2010

Marc Baptiste - I want to get inside your head!!!

Dear Marc! 
U completely blow my mind with your pics!!! 
U can consider this a love letter...
I want to get inside your head and learn from the very best. 
I would completely surrender to your knowledge & work as your slave! 
You got mad skills & I hope, one day, I can be seen as a female version of u!!!

For those of you who don´t know Marc - get a grip and buy his books. I would recommend "Nudes"...Lord it´s GOOD!!!!

RESPECT. Self Portrait Series: Marc Baptiste from RESPECT. Magazine on Vimeo.

October 19, 2010

She´s not faking it anymore...

Remember Marianne Solberg Follestad, from X-Factor?
 This pretty little songbird is currently working on highly classified stuff..I don´t even know what it is! 
But what I do know is that we have a shoot tomorrow:)
And we are doing it in style!! 

She is bringing her instrument (the ukulele) and we are doing some kick ass lighting!

We were actually talking about doing a replica of this picture
Hmmm....this could be fun! 
And I am guessing the pics with Marianne will be a bit better;)!!

Stay tuned for behind the scenes and the actual outcome!

October 15, 2010

After a week working loooong hours I am preparing for a relaxing weekend!


Completely hooked on this song!!
Can´t wait for the weekend to start:) 
Sleep in on Saturday...Breakfast and retouch of wedding pics at Wayne`s coffee at Tjuvholmen! 
I will show you some of the pics when they are done;)

October 13, 2010

Bob the builder!

According to google translate I am building scaffolding! 
Preparing a shoot with Tommy Døske & Dilsa Calimli again & so I decided to go big!
I am going to place them on the floor, with me some feet above.
In my high heels I am not dressed to be building (...) but I have to make it work, cause this picture in my head is AWESOME!!!
We have all the parts necessary to make it work in the studio, but no one has used it for five years... 
Wish me luck (I think I´m going to need it) !:)

October 7, 2010

A gentle reminder to us all!

When love beckons to you, follow him,

Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams
as the north wind lays waste the garden. 

For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth. 

Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God's sacred feast. 

All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart. 

But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love. 

When you love you should not say, "God is in my heart," but rather, "I am in the heart of God."
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. 

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

Khalil Gibran

October 1, 2010

The nude challenge!

Many of you have seen nude pics... 
Some of you have seen good nudes and a few of you have seen amazing nudes! 
First of all I have to say that we don´t all share the same taste and perspective when it comes to this category (as in all categories actually) but this particular category is extremely delicate!

Can we see it for what is really is? 
To me the body is art, it is a miracle and it IS our temple! 
You get only one and there are limits for what you can do to change it. 
In a day where nip/tuck & Botox is socially accepted I am frightened for what will happen 20 years from now. 
Where will we end up & HOW?!

Wrinkles, scars & baby weight is to me the real beauty
A few years ago I said I would never even consider doing anything to fix my exterior, but as I am getting older 
(closing in on thirty, but still holding on to my twenties)
I have to be honest enough to admit... Maybe one day??

I am, as all others, constantly affected & shaped by the still growing 
pressure to hang on to my youth.
Hopefully I will be strong enough not to succumb to the social acceptance that looking like a cat (or any other animal for that sake...)at the age of 50 is okay! 
Actually - I can guarantee that THAT will never happen!

So now that I have access to three amazing studios & all the equipment 
I can possibly dream of I am embarking on the nude challenge! 
I need models, all shapes & sizes & colors!!!
I need the practice, meaning you get the pics for free.

What my models are feeling and going through emotionally in front of the camera
 I want to experience for myself.
I want you to feel comfortable and relaxed - AND BEAUTIFUL!!!
Because that makes the best pictures....

So to prepare for this challenge I am being photographed myself - YES NUDE!


I AM ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED!!!

I WAS thinking - 
"How hard can it be?!"
"All I have to do is take my clothes of in front of a stranger"
(which I don´t usually do btw!!)
"Get a hold of yourself & toughen up women & just do it!"
"Girl power or whatever..."

NOW I am thinking - 
"Oh shit... It´s scheduled, you can´t back out now!"
"#$%%$&#"!!!"
"I changed my mind!!!"
"No no no!!!"
"#$%%$&#"!!!"
"#$%%$&#"!!!"
"#$%%$&#"!!!"

We are off course talking about classy, delicate, black&white photos!
And I will most definitely never show you the outcome of my nude shoot, but I will gladly share the thoughts & feelings before, while shooting & after!

But I have decided to do this! 
This is for my models, this is for me. 
Stretching my own limits for the greater good and in the name of MY temple!

I am taking the challenge! Will you???
Sign up to be my model by sending me an email on Facebook.