June 29, 2011

Great news on a sunny day (with rainy pictures)!

Summer holiday is closing in!
Only 2 days to go and I am officially offline until August.

Had a meeting with Leica today and they are lending me a Leica M9 for my trip to Barcelona:)

Can´t wait to test the beauty:D


I took these pictures on my way to work last week sitting on the tram with foggy windows.
This is actually pictures I could frame and hang in my apartment!  
I am doing some renovating this summer so maybe they can contribute in the process of pimping my crib;)

June 28, 2011

Hanne Sørvåg - in concert!

I went to a concert with Hanne Sørvåg yesterday:)
LOVE LOVE LOVE this version of "My heart is yours"!

Please take 3 minutes of your day and listen to this beautiful ballad!

June 24, 2011

ELLE summer party 2011!

I promised you pictures and here you have them:)

(Note to self: must work on pose!!!)

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June 23, 2011

When doves cry?

So this is what it looks like!
I really like this pic:)

I had a marvelous time at the ELLE Summer Party yesterday:)
By midnight I was under the sheets, so it wasn´t that bad.
My feet still hurts after walking around in pumps all evening and I am tired! 
Thank God for caffein!!!

I took a few pictures and I will share them tomorrow.
Stay tuned;)

June 22, 2011

Mini - Wonder Dog & Elle summer party!

While missing my dog Mini (she is back with her father) I am preparing for the ELLE party tonight.

Need to stay mentally occupied!!!

What to wear?
If it is one party I look forward to it´s this.
And if it is one party I dress up for it´s this!

I will definitely bring my camera.
I can´t believe that one year has gone by since I was the official ELLE summer party photographer at this event!

June 21, 2011

Gorgeous Aurlandsdalen!

As with previous landscape images I recommend you click on the image to "super size" it!
I hope I captured Norway's beauty and that you like it:)

June 20, 2011

Relaxing weekend!

This weekend I had the best time in Aurlandsdalen!
We celebrated a friends 30th birthday.

I havn´t eaten that much since... well forever I guess!

Norwegian mountains and waterfalls cannot be described in words.
The words would never do them justice!

I will try to do what I can with the pictures I took, but I got to say:
If I can´t portray the beauty and the magnificence that I captured "on film" I will not share them with you.

All in all I would say that this was a weekend filled with perspective, beauty and weight gain... ;)

Just a taste off what will come:)

June 17, 2011

Bella Donna Dilsa!

Tuesday I had a shoot with Dilsa.
Gotta say - I am happy with the results:)

I am heading to the west coast of norway this weekend and I am bringing my camera!

Wish you all a GREAT weekend:D

June 16, 2011

What a day!

A course in "economics for non economists" followed by TvNorges fall launch.
Who said I don´t have days filled with diversities?!

I need to know more about economics so I took a course yesterday.
Really, how much can you learn in one day?
Well it turns out - a lot!
Only time will show if I can put it into practice;)

Yesterday evening I was so lucky to attend TvNorges fall launch.
Dilsa sang at the event and I came with to take some pics at lovely Ekeberg in Oslo!

Tuesday I took pictures of my dear friend Dilsa and I will share the results with you in a few days;)

Have a GREAT day!!!

June 14, 2011

Plus size models - LOOOOOOOOOVES IT!!!

As one of the worlds leading fashion metropoles Italy does what only seems fit for Italy to do.

Plus size models on the cover of the worlds most influential fashion magazine;


Photo by Stephen Meisel

Absolutely brilliant if you ask me!

I love everything about it.
The hair, the make up, the scene and the girls.
Voluptuous curves that you just want to bite into! 
Yes I said it...
I am as straight as they come, but the female body is a source of constant inspiration to me.

It is the source of life and contains the holiest of mystic.

Vogue has always been exceptional when it comes to breaking boundaries and printing the most sizzling and amazing pictures you have ever seen.

You would NEVER see a cover like this on Norwegian magazines.
I am guessing they are playing it safe...
It´s boring really how they can never take it just a tad further.

I would recommend you buy this!
It is historical in many ways.

Nothing screams luxury as a glossy edition of the gorgeous

June 10, 2011

Purple Rain

Hours of hours with beautiful warm summer rain has gone by.
I feel as though I am the only person enjoying it.

I was out walking yesterday, without a raincoat or an umbrella and it got me thinking: why is everybody so afraid of the rain?
Everyone was running, almost in panic to the nearest roof top that could cover their head. 

It´s not like it is acid falling from the sky!
It´s not like thirty minutes inside wont dry you up...

I just love the way the rain feels on my skin!
And so I want to challenge you to instead off running from the rain, RUN INTO IT!

Go outside and stand in the middle of the raindrops and feel them on your face and on your body!

It is truly liberating and you feel at one with Mother Nature;)

I hope, despite of the rain, that you have a great weekend:)

Presenting my #1 song of all time:

June 8, 2011

Kamelot feat. Atle Pettersen

Man on a mission! 
Atle Pettersen was a guest vocalist at the Kamelot concert I went to a few weeks ago.

Heavy metal should always be black and white with a whole lotta grain!

I really like these pictures as I feel I captured the vibe and energy on stage and in the audience.

June 7, 2011

Hedi Slimane

Who is Hedi Slimane?
One of the worlds most renowned fashion designers who has worked for YSL 
(1997-2000) and Dior Homme (2000-2007) and was also rewarded with the International Designer of the Year by the CFDA (The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc.)
in 2002.

But the reason I am mentioning him is not because of his amazing contribution to fashion, it is because in addition to his design he is also a great photographer.

I spend a lot of time searching online for sources of inspiration and other photographers.

At the previous mentioned site:
I have seen his name many times and so I started my quest for information.

I have never cared about the history (necessarily) of the photographer as much as the product itself.
It´s like a singer with an education say for instance at LIPA.
Although I appreciate the years spend getting better at their talent I don´t necessarily think that I would book an artist based on the education alone, so much as the actual talent.
(Don´t get me wrong; an education is ALWAYS important! But when it comes to art, I think we can all agree that it is the final product that is key and the actual selling point, with or without the years spend in school.)

So I don´t know when or where Hedi actually started taking pictures or began his love affair with photography.
All I know is that I find his pictures OH so beautiful!

Check out his website here: 

I have gathered a couple pictures by Hedi, that I hope you will like.
I know I sure did.

Too me he is a great source of inspiration and his pictures speak to me.
He has the same passion for black and whites that I do (it seems) and I find his pictures to be very much Noir Dèsir or Chiaroscuro (dark and filled with contrast).

Model: Anja Rubik

Model: Natalia Vodianova

Pictures by the one and only:
Hedi Slimane