December 31, 2010

December 30, 2010

On my way 2 New York:)

After a few days in Boston, Stine & I are heading of 2 NY in a couple of hours.

We had a lovely stay in Boston!
Great friends (- I love u guys!!!!!!) & great shopping.
Didn't plan on shopping at all, but Michael Kors just opened a store here at the Prudential...
So I kinda walked out with two new bags - OOOOPS!
Totally worth it though;)

New baby in the picture below - left hand side!
LOOOOOVEEEE IIIIIITTTTT!!!!;)
Also stopped at Tiffany's & Victoria's Secret...
Lord, I am spending 2 much money $$$$$

December 28, 2010

Hipstamatic vs. Java (live from Boston with old pics...)


And this is why I love them both....
Although I love Starbucks more! Had two lattes today with white chocolate, caramel & creme! 
HALLO CALORIES:)

December 26, 2010

Mijaaaaaau!

Nude shoot with Nathalie Helgerud!
What I love about this pic is that it is classy.
It is SO heroin chic!
You can actually shoot nudes without showing much skin...
Love it!!!!

December 22, 2010

Atle Pettersen SHOOT!

I told you that I had a shoot on Friday. 
What I did not tell you was that it was with Atle...

So he did not win X-Factor, but he came in second. 
I am so sure that this guy will make it BIG! 
He is a true musician with a real passion for what he does best and his eye is on the prize.

Did you know that he was added to the KISS homepage?
Check  it out here!
His version of Crazy Crazy Nights has had over 30.000 hits (and counting).

It is only a matter of time before you hear more from this guy...
I know it in my heart & he might have told me that he is not done following his dream;)

We had an amazing shoot accomponied by Bon Jovi, Jimmy Hendrix and Kings of Leon.
IT WAS GRAND!!!
I will post more pics of Atle, but for now, and since we are closing in on X-Mas I thought that this one would be especially nice...;)

December 21, 2010

Nathalie Helgerud = Oslo Girl!

Nathalie was great today:)

In 45 minutes I had 500 amazing photographs!
She really delivered in front of the camera accomponied by Kings of Leon - naked...

This girl is fearless & you should stay tuned for the amazing result!!!!

Check out her blog here!

December 20, 2010

From my shoot Thursday:)

I had planned a shoot Thursday with Nathalie Helgerud from "Oslo Girls".
She had to reschedule so I had to go to plan B. 
I called my friend Stine & she was on fire!

Stine is one of the most photogenic people I know, with bone structure most of us can only dream about.

More pics to come in black&white as that was the main goal of the shoot. 
This pic is just for fun;)

December 19, 2010

Crazy weeks before X-Mas!!

So I am stressed out of my mind. As so many others this season - I know.
I had a nude shoot Thursday, kick ass shoot Friday, retouch today and new nude shoot tomorrow AND a meeting to prepare a shoot tomorrow evening.
Not to mention I have to buy a lot of Christmas gifts, X-Mas party with my girlfriends on Wednesday and leave Oslo Thursday. Three days in Skien before I am of to Boston & New York for New Years!!

I need to meet up with all my friends and family in Skien & I am guessing that I have to sleep with my "Baby Mac".

Oh Lord...
Anxiety attack!!!!!
Hold up, hold up, hold UP!!
YES I AM GOING TO BOSTON & NEW YORK!!!!!!!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!
Never been in the US!

Going with my girl Stine and we are spending New Years on Manhattan!!
Let´s hear it 4 New York:)
WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

December 17, 2010

Shoot shoot shoot & more retouch!


Turns out I have no life... 
All my time seems to be invested in retouch & shooting.
White wine & photo the entire weekend, perfectly accompanied by Kings of Leon:)

WOOP WOOP!!!

December 16, 2010

Remember Mr.X - I shot him!


Introducing the great Bjørn Opsahl!
This fall I was so lucky to be invited to assist Bjørn at a couple of shoots.
This is by far one of the biggest things that has ever happened to me in regards to photography.

To work with this guy on set is MAGIC!
You instantly see the gift he has in terms of lighting, scouting for locations, taking the pics & communicating with the model.

He has for many years educated aspiring Photographers and that way passing the torch.

He has taken pics of many of the worlds biggest stars; Kat Von D, Christina Milian, Madcon, Nick Cave, Skin, Bono, Fugees, the list goes on and on....

You should know that he is one of Norway`s most profiled & respected Photographers.

Bjørn, if you read this; it was an honor! 
And I hope to assist you again:)

Really like the pics I took of him in action!
Playful:)

December 15, 2010

Up, up & away + nude shoot planing!

Never ending stairs? Picture taken in our studio.

Tomorrow I have my second nude shoot with a certain Oslo-Girl...
Chiaroscuro with a feminine, soft & delicate vibe! 

Can´t wait!!!!! :)

December 14, 2010

Up & beyond!

Love this picture I took at Aker Brygge.
No fuss, just Hipstamatic...

A Photographer is always looking up & beyond to find the best angles.
You learn to observe.
You have to be alert at all times when holding your camera, because you never want to miss the perfect shot. 

You have to breathe beauty, in any shape or form!

December 13, 2010

Vivian Maier!

Last Sunday I had the great pleasure of catching Vivian Maier´s exhibition at Tjuvholmen.
Apartment # 02 is a nomad gallery and they had chosen the perfect venue for Vivan´s photographs.
The great Photographer Marcel Lilienhof is in charge of this gallery.

You should really look up Vivian:

Weird - our blogs are actually very much alike...
Except for the pics of course.
I LOVE her black&whites!

Check these out!






December 11, 2010

A tiny angel!

From my shoot last Friday:)

All in all I spent 9 hours working on this project. 
Prep (includes setting light and scene), the shoot itself, choosing the pictures I want to work with, and retouch.
So please consider that next time you want to hire a Photographer and you feel that it is expensive....

It is not just taking the picture. 
It´s about the dedication you put into the project. 
When shooting we are giving it our very best.
Because you only have ONE shot to make it perfect.

And that is ALWAYS what we want to give you!! <3




December 10, 2010

TGIF!!

Finally weekend!!!! :)
Looking forward to X-Factor party Saturday evening & retouch at Waynes on Sunday.
I´m meeting a certain Oslo girl as well... 
So thrilled to discuss a shoot with Nathalie Helgerud!
PERFECT WEEKEND

December 9, 2010

Atle Pettersen - his sex is on fire!

Remember this guy?
Introducing the winner (most likely) of X-Factor 2010-
ATLE PETTERSEN!
  I met up Atle yesterday evening to discuss a shoot we are doing in a couple of weeks.
Man - this guy is rock & roll all the way!
He is pushing my comfort zone & I am loving it!
We are talking a shoot with flames & ice...Am I in over my head? 
I think not...It´s going to be LEGENDARY!!!
He is booked solid from morning to night these days & so I am very grateful he took time to meet me.

  In regards to X-Factor he told me that he was surprisingly calm.
How is that even possible??? 
Have you ANY idea how many people is watching this show?
He will be performing one of my personal favorites - 
Kings of Leon "Sex on Fire" on Friday´s show.
More sweet tunes to come on Saturday. 

I will definitely be there with my camera;)

I have a very good feeling about this rockstar...
Good luck Atle - go kick some ass and take that trophy home to Skien!!!:)

December 8, 2010

Godmother x2 :)

Remember the shoot I had on Friday with my niece & sister?
Well here is one of the pics:)
I think there are going to be a couple of pictures - nicely framed - under the Christmas tree this year!

December 7, 2010

Marianne Solberg Follestad!

I think I am in love with you... 
You look AMAZING in this photo!!!
I am giving you the HOTTEST MUM award;)
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to take pictures of you and letting me post this pic on my blog!

December 6, 2010

Modell på 1 dag!

So this summer I had the great pleasure of assisting Bjørn Opsahl on a couple of shoots:)
This shoot was for the TV show "Model på 1 dag".
Apparently I have been spotted on TVNorge... Oh Lord!
This shoot was a huge deal for me - can you imagine having the opportunity of working with one of the very best and learning from him as you go along?! 

The one and only Trond (one of Bjørn´s permanent assistants)
You should definitely watch out for this guy - I am predicting a great future for him within fashion photography!!! 
Cool guy:)

Two assistants - still in photo school - puppies:)
Cute puppies!!

We had a marvelous day at the circus!

In all we were 4 people assisting the Photographer!
And yes - it was necessary.
The editor of Cosmopolitan was there as well, together with a dozen or so from TVNorges production company, stylists, make up artists & coordinators.

It was fascinating being behind the scenes & see how it all comes together at the end.

I HAD A BLAST!!

ps - watch out for more behind the scenes;)