September 29, 2011

Lovers in Paris!


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Hold me close and hold me fast
The magic spell you cast - 
This is la vie en rose

When you kiss me, Heaven sighs 
And though I close my eyes - I see la vie en rose

When you press me to your heart
I'm in a world apart - 
A world where roses bloom

And when you speak
Angels sing from above
Every day words
Seem to turn into love songs
Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be - 
La vie en rose

I thought that love was just a word
They sang about in songs I heard
It took your kisses to reveal
That I was wrong, and love is real

Hold me close and hold me fast
The magic spell you cast - 
This is la vie en rose

When you kiss me, Heaven sighs
And though I close my eyes - 
I see la vie en rose

When you press me to your heart
I'm in a world apart
A world where roses bloom
And when you speak a
ngels sing from above

Every day words
Seem to turn into love songs
Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be - La vie en rose

September 28, 2011

Paris...


Mon cher...
If you return to Paris and find her different, it is because I was there.
I have seen the things that makes her special and she has passed through my lungs.
I have seen her seductive way with lovers in the streets.
I have seen her maternal heart and how she makes the children laugh in the park.
I have seen her unmistaken duality with beggars on Champs Èlysèes and her poor judgement with prostitutes at Montmartre.
I have lived life in Paris as one of the fortunate ones and walked by her blood line the Seine.
I have tasted her sweet bubbles of champagne and I have tasted her wine.
I have studied her beauty and her flaws and I have let her consume me.
Mon cher...
If you return to Paris and find her different, it is because I took with me a piece of her when I left...


September 22, 2011

Zzzzzzz.....


After working 30 hours the last two days I am just adding a song today!

This song reminds me of Barcelona...
Wonder why?!

September 21, 2011

Great shoot yesterday with Anine Stang


I had an amazing shoot yesterday:D

It has been a while now since I shot at Kolonihaven Studio, so it felt great being back:)
I have always loved the energy in the studio!

Stephan Ulvund Øien did the beautiful make-up and Cecilie Eide did a great job with the hair!
We truly had the best time - WHAT A TEAM:)


Anine did a tremendous job in front of the camera!
I love working with professionals!

Check out the video - behind the scenes:)

September 19, 2011

Tommy Suitman!


Tommy Fredvang looking gooood!
He is shooting a new video tomorrow and I was planning on stopping by to take some pics;)

Oh, do you know a good hairstylist? 
Please tip me in the comment field as I am shooting a certain hottie on Wednesday, old school style, and I am one hairdresser short...

September 16, 2011

A bigger perspective...


Many years ago I was a young girl with life ahead of me.
I guess I was conflicted in many ways, like most teenagers!
I had a very strict vision on the world and on myself.
I was built and yet confined by a certain system of rules and regulations and empathy was not a natural part of me.
I was a good girl in many ways, but I have always been extremely strong and determined on where I want to go, and since I was a newborn this has been a challenge.

Mom used to tell me to stay in the play pin, she turned for 2 seconds and when she looked back to check on me - I was gone!
Still I do what I please and come and go as I want, almost...
Of course I adjusted to society (I am not a dumb ass after all...) and like all others I have to work, and I have responsibilities and obligations.
 But still, the girl with cohones (over the male average might I add) and fighter spirit rule this small temple of Annie, 167 cm above sea level.

So what changed me?
What made me into the person I am today?
Oh, where to begin...

I had a rough couple of years and a few experiences I could have gone without.
I have tasted pain and looked death in the eyes.

Those dark dark eyes...
They have a colour which is hard to explain.
The darkness seem to be never ending and never beginning.
The pain I would best describe as a constant nightmare.
Black with no air.

So tell me how am I supposed to breathe without air and live in something that I cannot explain as anything other than a black void.
Without feeling anything above the scale of what should be the absolute minimum of what should be accepted as a decent quality of life?
How does one get back on ones feet and declare victory a´last?
I have the answer to that...
For me it was:
ACCEPTANCE

In stead of trying to fight it or push it away, trying to get just one glimpse of sunlight or just one breath of fresh air; let go and accept the pain.

I would describe the pain and sorrow like this:
It is a real life monster.
It is bigger than your worst nightmare.
It will take your soul and eat you from inside out.
It will take away your freedom and your hope and it will control you.
Everything you think, feel and do will be in the monsters possession.
It will take the beauty, laughter and light inside you and remove it from your soul.
It will bring you to your knees!

How can you ever accept this?
When all is lost and there is nothing to gain-
When you have given up and your feet can no longer carry you-
When your mind is tired and there are no tears left-
Then and no sooner...
You can accept!

At this very moment, when you not only say it out loud, but mean it in your soul:
You see the light again.
You feel the sun.
You can breathe.
You are free!

My monster still lives inside me, but we have a deal now.
He can visit when he sees it fit and I will let him control me for only a moment. 
I will send him on his way and in some weird and twisted way I will be grateful he stopped by.
It means that I have not forgotten what was once taken from me and I will never forget what it felt like. 
I would like it undone a thousand times, but I don´t want to forget the pain.
It was a part of the process.

A part of my process of becoming a better person and who I am today.
The tragedy touched many people and it is now 11 years ago.
The tragedy changed many people 11 years ago, and I suspect it is still changing us today.
It made us bigger and we grew into better versions of what we once were.
We became more humble.
More understanding to what life is actually about.
We might forget from time to time, but then the monster will remind us that life is fragile.
You should laugh and love!


And you should always be thankful for what you have received, good or bad, you learned a lesson from it!
It gives you perspective.
A bigger perspective!

This was a very depressing post on a Friday...
I guess it was time I said it and shared it with you.
At one point we will all face loss in our lives.

Maybe you can relate to my perspective?
I hope not, but it is always good to feel that I have touched at least one person with my words and heartfelt thoughts.
After all - this is a piece of my soul.

I wish you a great weekend and hope you wake up Saturday morning with this in your heart:
ONE LOVE!



In the words of Paolo Coelho:
Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, live truly, and forgive quickly.


September 15, 2011

Going to Paris!


Next weekend I am of to the city of love - Paris!

While I prepare with the essentials - Edith Piaf, planning outfits and dreaming of what to by, I came across some really beautiful pictures! 

Stunning;)

      


     

But hey!
This is not a blog about fashion!
So let me add a real piece of art...

OH LA LA!!!


September 14, 2011

Oslo by night - #6

I love this picture:)
Took it yesterday on behalf of a client.

There is something about me & windows...
I just love looking through them.
Maybe that´s why I love taking pictures - my portable window where I can choose what I want to see:)

September 13, 2011

I just wanna DANCE!!


Feeling totally inspired by NE-YO!
But maybe in the wrong way?

I used to dance. 
I danced classical, street and jazz for 10 years. 
Ne-Yo makes me wanna dance again!!!
It´s all in the hips;)

I was on my way from the gym yesterday (working on my fitness) and it was raining. 
I was listening to "One in a million" and suddenly I started to dance! 
Relax, it wasn´t like a full show!
Just a little footwork that´s all;)
Liberating in the yellow lights from the streetlights being reflected in the poring rain.

Wow...
Such a cliche!
But nevertheless - the truth!!!

Feels good to be back energy wise.
There has been a lot of sickness and work lately so I havn´t had the time or energy to go to the gym:(

But baby is back lifting weights with the guys!
You will never see me at the gym with pearls and jewelry, extra eyeliner and lip gloss.
I go there to work out - not to be seen or look my best!

Nobody puts baby in a corner!!!


September 9, 2011

Serious cravings on a Friday!


After another hectic week I feel both sleep- and sugar deprived!

Here is a summary of the week I had:
- 95 weeding pics retouched and finalized
- 6 cd´s containing 1200 wedding pics delivered
- Shooting at a BMW launch for Leica both Wednesday and Thursday
- Sold two pics to a magazine - more on this to come next week
- About 35 pics to retouch this weekend
- Finally booked the shoot with Anine Stang
- Shooting for Frogner House apartments this weekend - street style (more on this later)
- Oh and of course : working 9-5 every day at Kolonihaven studio:)

Good thing I listen to my doctor who told me to calm down and make sure that I eat healthy and get enough sleep....
I can sleep later, but I promise to cut down on carbs and sugar next week!

Looking forward to the weekend at last:)

September 8, 2011

Gisele Bündchen by Hedi Slimane!


OH MY GOD I LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE PICS!!!!!!!!!!!

If only I had a model like Gisele...
I also have to say I´m really turning into a Hedi Slimane groupie!
I did a post on him a while ago and he is really catching my eyes with his honest pictures.

Wonder if he needs an assistant?!





September 7, 2011

Love is all around!


Seems like love is all around lately!

While I keep posting pictures of happy couples the harsh reality prevails leaving summer behind...

I have worn my bikini for the last time, this year, and soon it will be time to get the big boots out from my storage room:(

Must summer leave so fast?
Must I gently fold all my dresses and put them away?
Pumps, oh dear beloved pumps...
I will miss you so!
I get misty eyed just thinking about the fact that I have to wait about 9 months before I can once again feel the sun on my skin.
Summer is too short!

SUMMER DON´T LEAVE!!!
 
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September 6, 2011

KK-Shoot : the result:)


Remember the shoot I had with the magazine KK?
Here it is:)

Jannecke Sanne Normann did a really good job and I am very happy with the picture!

Will be cool to see this on print in October:)

September 4, 2011

A slow last week, pain killers & a lotta rain!

So last week I wrote that I was back at work and I was, at least for a couple of hours...
I felt really sick!
The doctor ordered me to stay in bed the rest of the week, so I didn´t have a choice really:(

I absolutely HATE being sick!!!
It´s boring like nothing else and I go through withdraw due to the lack of socialising! 

To sum up last week:
Pain killers
Old movies
Rain
Boredom

I hope to regain my strength this week as I am shooting both Wednesday and Thursday!


BTW - did you notice that you can leave comments now?
I´ll try it on for size:)