January 31, 2011

Just another day at work!

Atle & I took a trip out to Bygdøy.

Here is one of the pics from last week´s shoot - retouch heaven:)
More to come!

And don´t forget to vote for me - here!!

January 26, 2011

One of my favourite places...

How does one stay alert in such busy times?

Everyday I work at Kolonihaven Studio and when I get home I try to focus on me as a Photographer.
Let me assure you... It really is busy times!

If I´m not having a shoot, I am either planning one or doing retouch, networking or booking meetings!
Not to mention trying to have a social life...

Prioritizing is a virtue... Those who said patience is a virtue were only partly right! 
At least this seems to be the case for me....

It has been said that when one door closes another opens. 
And sometimes you just have to kick it down!

I am kicking at the moment! I am huffing and puffing it down! 

But sometimes you have to kick back and relax too.

This section of a book store in Oslo is one of my favorite places.
Here I am at the liberty of zoning out and going of the radar and being consumed by the great masters and their work <3

I can´t copy them, I won´t even try! But it´s like therapy!!!
The pics are all so beautiful... And they have such a calming effect on me...

When I leave this place I am filled with humility and respect. 
And off course - INSPIRATION!!!

January 25, 2011

New shoot with Atle!

I had another shoot yesterday with Atle Pettersen.
I cannot believe how lucky we got with the weather!!!


Here you can check out behind the scenes.
He actually went for a swim...


I believe that these pics will set another standard for me.
I´m doing the retouch as we speak, and I will show them to you as soon as they are ready;)

January 24, 2011

Love & Other drugs!

In a time when my inspiration is going overkill I get these episodes...
How can I explain?!

I guess it´s like a drug!

The inspiration (=LOVE) & the idea (=DRUG) together makes me feel sooooo alive!
And they explode, leaving me acting like this...

I read somewhere (doing my research) that if you are a blogger you should do a video of yourself dancing or doing something ridiculous.

I thought about these instructions and took them into consideration - hence this video.

ps - the reason why I am running like a girl is because the floor is very slippery 
(if you would please believe me!)

And also for those of you who do not speak Norwegian;
"Raptus" cannot be translated into anything else than having a seizure in a very energetic & happy way!

I can assure you it was one KICK ASS idea I just came up with!!!;)

January 21, 2011

Perspective anyone???

Sing it Dinah Washington;
Wish you had a music video.
But you left me with a certain feeling...
You became immortal through your music! 

Have a great weekend!

January 18, 2011

I have to do stuff like this it seems...

B L O G G L I S T E N . N E T

Let´s hope it will be of use then...

Samsung baby!

Last Thursday we went to the opening of the new Samsung office & showroom.

We had a great evening with live music, entertainment & good food.
It was grand!!!

Øyvind Aasen in charge of photo.
Great guy!!!

January 17, 2011

I was heartbroken...

I couldn´t take them all home with me:(

Prada, Jimmy Choo, Louboutin, Dior, Gucci & Alexander McQueen -
I miss you guys!!!! 
But it sure was nice to meet you at Saks on 5th Av.!
I´m guessing we will meet again ;)

January 13, 2011

Location scouting:)

Looking for a location for a new shoot.
With a very nice piano man:)
How come people like this don´t get to play in public?

I am no expert but I think this guy is really good!!!

This is not the model I am shooting btw...
Just the owner of the shop:)

January 12, 2011

By far one of my favourites!!!

Nathalie did a tremendous job in front of the camera, but it sure takes two to tango!
What I love about this pic is the composition and the movement in her hair.
Can´t help but getting a huge kick out of my new found style.

My latest pics are everything I want them to be.
Dark, sexy, tough, classy & elegant <3
Yes - it´s possible...


January 11, 2011

Much love from NYC!

Can´t wait to get started with my projects this January!
Have a lot of coooool stuff coming up:)


January 10, 2011

I don´t care how you put on your eyeliner...

As I am a lady with dignity I would never speak ill about other bloggers out there!
But seriously I am stunned to see how much make up tips there are out there.
"My guide to putting on foundation, blush, eyeliner..."

Jesus Louises Ladies... 
Let´s contribute with something of higher importance yeah?

Or can you tell me how to put on my make up like this guy?
I´m hitting the town next weekend...

Beauty is skin deep...!

January 8, 2011

Sister love:)

Not only is she the best sister in the world, she is also one of Norway´s best stylists!
U better watch out for this litter fire cracker ´cause soon you will see her name everywhere...

She is also behind the fashion blog Gipsy&Heels:)
Taken on Christmas eve at our parents house.
Home sweet home <3

January 7, 2011

January 6, 2011

Empire state of mind!

For the first time in years, this new years eve (NYE), I was thinking that I have never been more zen than I am right now.

For so many years I have been thinking - will things never change? Will it soon fall into place? Will it get better? 
Don´t get me wrong... I have been blessed in many ways & I am thankful for it! 
It´s just that I had a feeling that things were not completely right.
So this year, finally, I am at peace. 
Filled with gratitude for what I do & the passion! 
It seems things are as they should be and they are on track.

I have the last ten years, always shed a tear on this particular evening. 
Thinking of what has been and what is no longer. 

I have lost loved ones, and for every NYE I have felt them slip further and further away and somehow this loss kept me holding on to unrealistic dreams. 
As time went by, I was terrified that I would forget them. 
That all the beautiful memories I had of them would somehow disappear, not fully realizing that this is a conception of reality that is not coherent with life itself. 

The loved ones that I lost are always in my heart and they ARE forever a piece of me and my soul.

On the 86th floor of Empire State Building you get a certain perspective...

If you zone out from all the noise & the people, you are at such a height that everything seems so small.
All the stupid stuff that we struggle with each and every day, seem so unimportant.

Pettiness & Ego please step aside as I am welcoming a new decade and state of mind!

I dedicate this picture to Linn, Gjermund and Erik...
I know you are still here in spirit. 

January 5, 2011

James Franco...Will you -

please let me take your picture? I will wine & dine u!! 
Promise to God - just give me a chance & I will take some awesome pics of u... 
My eye is set on you - I will hunt u down!
No I won´t... 
But still, I would love to do a shoot with u;)