Thursday, February 27, 2014

cinemagraph: bubbles

My first attempt at making these cool, moving photographs called cinemagraphs. More to come... hopefully.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

video: skiing in Sørkedalen

I made a "music video" after skiing this Sunday. I had my GoPro camera mounted to my ski and my head.
I do not own the copyright to the music.
The music is copyright: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Levitation photos

I am currently working on the 2012 course catalog for IGM. I´ve wanted to do these "levitation" photos for about a year now, plus I´ve wanted to use this location for a photoshoot for several years, so this is a really exciting project to work on! Here are a few examples:

Friday, October 07, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

modeling nude for the camera III

More shots from the photo shoot with Alex Falcao.
These are more of the closeups that he did.
All photos are copyright Alex Falcao.

Friday, June 10, 2011

modeling nude for the camera II

Some more shots from the photo session with Alex Falcao. I thought the lamp shade was hilarious, and have toyed with the idea of using one of them as my Facebook profile pic.
All photos are copyright Alex Falcao.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

modeling nude for the camera

This is the second time I modeled for Alex Falcao. He wanted details of the body so that you weren´t always sure which part of the body you were looking at. And he kept challenging me into new twisted poses. This was great because it is much like what I am looking for when I take nude photos. I also found out that I was more flexible than I thought ;)
The advantage of posing for a camera vs a "life drawing" class is that I only need to hold the pose for a few seconds :-D

All photos are Copyright Alex Falcao.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

movie poster challenge - thor - explained

I started with the original Thor poster. I then took a self portrait in a similar pose and tried to get the same shadows to save some time in Photoshop.
I had to remove the original text in the poster, then apply my portrait and mask out everything but my face. The eyes were made blue. I had to widen my face a little bit (I didn´t realize my face was that narrow). Finally I had to write in the text back in, using the same Times New Roman font.
The colors in my face and eyes were created with Adjustment Layers.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

video: first bike ride of 2011!

Iselin and I riding along Gjersjøen on our way back home. The lake is still quite frozen, but if this sunny weather continues it will disappear soon... I hope. 

sunday bike ride!

Iselin managed to get me out of the house on Sunday for this year´s first long bike ride with my Cannondale. The weather was sunny and beautiful, although a bit nipply at first. After an hour though, we both realized we had at least a layer of clothing too many. We covered 60 km in about 2:45. Not the fastest pace, but it was afterall a nice Sunday ride (plus it took some time getting out of downtown). Next time we take the car first, right Iselin? ;-)
Thanks again for a great ride!

Monday, March 07, 2011


Project: 1000BodiesProject
Photographer: Kenneth Sortland Myklebust (technically me as it was a self portrait)
Model: Me
Kenneth Sortland Myklebust is wanting to get 1000 people to show up and take a self portrait of themselves wearing only a mask. Where you decide to put the mask is up to you. You walk into the studio by yourself and are handed the clicker. You only get one chance. Once you click, get dressed and get back out. A few minutes later Kenneth shows you the finished result.

Check out his Facebook page and join in!

40 year old crisis?

Ok, so I´m 42, but I´ve been feeling this way for the last 2 years. I guess "mid-life-crisis" is another name for it.
I just thought my life would be a lot different at 40 than it turned out. I see myself as a family man, with a wife and kids, but here I am... still single and no kids.
My friends keep telling me to join a net-dating service. Have any of you actually tried this? I have! It´s expensive and is mostly guys on there anyway. It´s even more demeaning than being turned down in a bar (which I never go to anyway).
I´m trying to concentrate on the positive things in my life, which basically is work and photography.
Thank you, those of you who have listened to my endless, repetitive stories, as you try to cheer me up. I cherish my friends more than you know!
Ok... back to work...

Friday, February 25, 2011

rest in peace Logan

Last night I received the sad message that my Mom´s dog Logan was put to sleep. He was about 15 years old. We got him from a shelter in Houston when he was only a little puppy and quickly found his role as a friend, playmate and protector of the household.
The photo below was taken in 2004 when he was playing in the backyard.
Sleep well my friend, and thank you for all the memories.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

google translate

Translating from English to Norwegian, this is what Google Translate came up with:
English: "Backup is important but backing up is not an archive. Learn how to make a true archive to protect all of your digital files for this generation and future generations."
Norwegian: "Backup er viktig, men bak bilen er ikke et arkiv. Lær å lage en ekte arkiv for å beskytte dine digitale filer for denne generasjonen og fremtidige generasjoner".

The first sentence was translated to read "Backup is important, but behind the car is not an archive".

So close...