Sunday, December 31, 2006


Since I´ll be busy all of tomorrow I take this opportunaty to wish all my friends and foes a happy new year. I myself have great expectations for the 365 days to come. Take care, don´t blow off your head or go blind with fireworks or fall asleep drunk in a ditch somewhere.

Friday, December 29, 2006

The End

Well, that´s it for christmas this year. Finished the whole thing by getting kind of breezy drinking Gammel Oppland yesterday.

Today me and soon to be Mrs. Nersveen went for a walk around Sognsvann, and even though she was a bit uncertain about the safety of it I managed to drag her ass out on the ice as well. We´ll go skating there as soon as she has picked up her ballerina skates from back home.

Went to see Deja Vu at the cinema tonight, most of its dices has turned up with a 3 or 4 but I enjoyed myself. Good quality Hollywood action with lots of explosions, and of course the perfect teeth of Mr. Denzel himself.

Family Fans

Tuesday, December 26, 2006


Then we are a couple of days into the holiday, one has gained some pounds, aquired some new items and had quite a nice time with the family. Ey?
Since the blog has between 6-10 visitors a day during these days I won´t bother writing to much. But I would like to say keep going strong, hang in there and may you all still have a wonderful christmas.

Me and me family heading deep into the woods, which is like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under, for some life-threatening ice-walking.

Me and dad, hungry for turkey

Saturday, December 23, 2006


This is our christmas tree, decorated by yours truly with stuff made from the age of 6 until 12 or something.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Evelyn #3

Happy Christmas

Evelyn #2

One more picture from the infamous shoot.

Some new fans

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


Did a shoot today with a girl called Evelyn. Since she is not the shy type I took advantage of that and made some daring photographs. I´m really pleased with the result, I think it became rather cool. It´s four different pictures in total but only finished retouching one. I tried to make pictures with nudity without them becoming too glamour or too cheesy. Just some cool pictures with tits in them. Don´t think I will make a habit out of it and don´t even know if it´s smart to post the raw-version of a picture, but even though. Here is the first picture before and after retouch. Whatcha think?

The shoot on friday with the gold and everything got rescheduled to after christmas, don´t know when yet. That sucks, looked forward to both the shoot and the money.

Monday, December 18, 2006

1 year anniversary

Me & Trine had been dating for one year yesterday. That´s pretty amazing and about four times longer than my previous record. She had bought fantastic food, a superb megaexpensive redwine and lit her room with candles. How romantic. I love her.

Not long till christmas now, finished all the presents expect for the wrapping-in part. Gonna be pretty busy the next days though with shoots tomorrow, wednesday and either thursday or friday. Will be heading home to my family the 23rd and will be staying there for a couple of nights. Been looking forward to all the great food for a couple of weeks already. Nam.

Trine, a.k.a. The Babe

Friday, December 15, 2006


Got assigned to another job today, will be shooting beauty/fashion pictures for this chain of goldsmith franchises. Will be shooting it a day or two before christmas and I´ll have to retouch it during the holiday. But it´s a great start for the new year with a shoot just before this year is finished. Rumours has it that if I perform good they might want to use me again.

There was a lot of different opinions concerning the retouching of the beautypictures I took a couple of weeks back. And one of you asked if I could publish a picture without the retouch as well. And after thinking about the pros and cons of the situation I´ve come to the conclusion; whatteheck. Might get some cred from all you retouchtwats out there. So here it is. Whatcha think?

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Flying Fellinis

Two more meetings today, and they both went quite well. Get a lot of positive feedback on my pictures but if that turns into jobs is impossible to say. But at least the good comments helps my selfesteem. This is a picture of The Flying Fellinis that I took some time ago.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Room with a view

Stayed at Scandic Solsiden hotel. It´s situated about 50 yards from where I lived the two years I stayed in Trondheim.


Been in Trondheim this weekend. Me and Trine.
Had a great time, even better than anticipated.

This whole week is just filled with meetings. Went to three today, two ad.agencies and one magazine. They were all very positive and seemed to like my pictures so hopefully they will give me a job next year. I´d like to get to take some more pictures before christmas, but anyhow 2007 is going to be my best year yet as a photographer. I´ve decided that. I´ll be superproductive and try to improve myself as much as possible.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Fans #3-10

The stuck-up photographer keeps getting fans. Only two days after the creation of the shirt the fanbase has reached double-figures. Wow, what a milestone.

Fan #2

One of my housemates; Terje

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Heia Espen Fan #1

I´ve made some shirts with a Heia Espen slogan on them. The plan is to photograph as many people as I can with the shirts on, as to document my fans kind of. Whoever is documented wearing the shirt is officially a member of my fanclub. So you better be aware of that before putting it on. The first person to wear it and the exclusive first member of the soon to be popular group is of course my beautiful girl Trine. But the question is; Who´s next? And next? And next? Etc. Etc.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Nicoline #2

Been photoshopping everyday now, gotta get the pictures of Nicoline finished. And two more are now been beautyfied.
Went to the movies and saw Mr. Bond yesterday, loved it. No doubt the greatest Bond film in years, and even though Daniel Craig looks like a easteuropeen plumber he is actually a superb Bond.
Been scheduling lots of meetings with ad. agencies the next coming days, hopefully some of them will like some of my pictures.
Here are two more beautyshots of nicoline, whatcha think?

Sunday, December 03, 2006

No Comments?

Even though I posted a new picture I´ve taken and everything. Damn it.
Went to the Natt & Dag party thursday, it was okey even though the beer was killer expensive. The 120 Days concert was nice so at least that´s something. I think the picture looks cool on print, and both the "model" and the journalist likes it. Another party on friday, a moving-in party for one of my friends from my time in Trondheim. I´m posting one of the beautyshots of Nicoline here now cause I´m really pleased with it. Please comment it. We might consider trying to contact some magazines with it but we´ll see. It´s 4 pictures in total but only the first one is finished. Took me 9 hours of photoshopping.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

At last some new photographs

After all those weeks with pneumonia and with the changing of studio and all, I have not been able to produce a lot of pictures lately. That sucks and brings me into a bad mood(sorry Trine). But now I am settled into my studio which I love and I´ve been able to start photographing again. Did the Natt & Dag shoot last week, took some photos of Flying Fellinis yesterday and today I did a beautyshoot with Nicoline. The shoot today went perfect, I am very pleased with the result, the lighting and the model. Will post them as soon as they are retouched, that goes for the bandphoto as well. But the Natt & Dag photo is the one below here, guess I can post it now since the new issue hits the street as we speak.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Bonsai 2000

Bought myself a superb little bonsaitree the other day, love it. I´ll take care of it as I would a baby. When I get around to photograph it I´ll show it to you. But such a tree deserves more than just a snapshot so I have to make a photograph that pays it respect.

My blog just passed 2000 visitors by the way. That´s cool.


Went to the movies sunday and finally got the see the much talked about film with Borat. I really liked it even though the story itself was quite thin, felt more like a collection of clips. But it´s impossible not to burst into laughter tons of times during the viewing.

Tomorrow I´ll be shooting The Flying Fellinis and thursday I´ll be doing a beautyshoot with Nicoline from Top Models before heading to the annual Natt & Dag christmas party at Blå.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Who needs the originals anyhow?

I mean, why listen to the original version of your favourite songs when there are cover songs out there to kick their ass. You´ve already listened to the first version a couple of hundred times, it´s time for someone elses take on it. Here are two examples that blew my mind. Earcandy for the advanced listeners. Perfect. It´s not the best sound quality but you´ll work trough it. Piz.

Blur - Song 2

Bob Marley - Redemption Song

Saturday, November 25, 2006


Took a photograph for Natt & Dag yesterday, I´m pleased with the result and the feedback I got from the magazine was really positive as well. The new issue will be out on thursday and I´ll post the picture here then as well. Went to a thanksgiving dinner yesterday with some of my old classmates, had a good time even though I stayed of the alcohol cause of my recent pneumonia.

Been raining crazy these last days and I saw some of the effects of it earlier today. This is a picture of Akerselva.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Im In

All my stuff along with myself are now inside the new studio of mine at Grunerløkka, I love it here. Even though I had a great time the other place as well this one has a much cosier atmosphere, a place where I won´t mind spending 10 hours a day. And the odd fella I´m sharing this place with is a really nice guy as well.

My most regular stylist/makeup artist Oil visited me in the studio today and we had a meeting concerning a beautyshoot we´re having either next week or the week after. She brought lunch from the fantastic Nam Fah restaurant.

It looks like I´m shooting a portrait for Natt & Dag tomorrow.

Some pictures from my new studio

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


I got the message today, I´ve moving in to a new studio tomorrow. After only beeing in the last studio for a couple of months I´m moving. There are several reasons to this, the biggest one being the fact that anyone who feels like it can just walk in and steal whatever they might want now that the bars covering the windows have been removed. The second reason being the fact that with the bars or not, we could only hope to have the area for like 6-12 more months. So then I figured I might as well start looking for something else and I found a superb place at Grunerløkka that I will be sharing with only one other photographer. It´s much cosier, much safer and it has everything one might want in a studio like kitchen, sofa-area, recordplayer, a comfy desk and a spacious place to photograph. Moving in all my stuff tomorrow and really looking forward to it, I´ll post some pictures of it tomorrow I guess.

Growing up in a leftwinged home with my parents being former hippies and myself being somewhat radical I must say I feel some shame about this super-conservative move I made the last post with the McD-advertising and stuff. And I apologize to Marius being all innocent and ending up in a McD commercial, sorry dude. I blame Miss Tiana for introducing me to the whole thing.

By the way, if you´re bored, hates the fall and have nothing to do while staying inside when it rains. Buy the series The Wire on dvd. The first two seasons are out now. It´s superb. The story going down in Baltimore City involving everything from narcotics, dirty cops, gay africanamerican snitches and topless chicks, and can a show with those ingredients fail? No, it can´t.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sunday Morning

Hang out with the famous Marius today. Went to Birkelunden to look for some antiques, too bad it´s only shait up there. I suggested that we might grab a bite at the ecological foodstore Godt Brød but Marius just laughed at me and we ended up at MiccyD. After a quick coffee at Qba discussing how to take over the world of fashion & photography I had to leave for dinner at my folks place. It was time for the first meeting with my brothers new girlfriend, she turned out very nice and my brother seemed happy. That´s nice. Although noone can compare to my superstar girlfriend Trine.

Marius The Carnivore

120 Days

How much they will sell is hard to determine but that they will become on of the most sought after exports from the norwegian music scene in a long time is without a doubt. The fact that they are one of the most exciting bands ever to come out of this tiny country is also a fact, at least if you are listening to the cred/underground people of the industry. I myself have huge respect for this band, I´m good friends with Ådne(vocals) and Kjetil(synth), but that´s not the reason I´m a fan. They are extremely dedicated and they listen to alot of the same music as I do, lots of inspiration from the british postpunk scene and the german krautrockers. But then again, who doesn´t like Joy Division and Neu.
If you´re not familiar with the band, they were called Beautiful People in the beginning, producing two highly acclaimed Ep´s. But when released internationally they had to change name and even though they were called Sex Beat for about 15 minutes they are now the 120 Days.

Check out their first brand new video below. Directed by Lasse Gretland.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Snapshot Superstar

Everybody has heard of snapshot photographers as Terry Richardson and Juergen Teller but one that might not be as famous is the islandic snapper Magnus Unnar. 32 years of age he is becoming more and more popular working for clients such as ID, Dazed & Confused, Vogue, V and H&M. He has come up with a very recognisable style using different snapshot cameras and I must say I really like some of his work. I´m also extremely jealous of photographers with the kind of success like Unnar. As stated on his website he is currently living between Paris, London and New York. Poor guy. Here are some pictures stolen from his agents website. He is represented by Untitled, the same agency that has Benjamin Alexander Huseby among their photographers, a norwegian photographer I´ll get back to on a later occasion.


A huge part of the pop-culture, and since I am such a hip, trendy and up-to-date photographer how can I not have my own buttons. As of now I just have 4 different designs but that will of course increase as time goes by, I also have plans of printing some Heia Espen t-shirts that I can put on people and photograph them with. If you were to pass me on the street, feel free to tap me on my shoulder and ask for a button, I will happily give you some. For now the designs include a squirrel, a seagul, a dog and a pair of tits. As shown below.

The Clash

Are in my mind the coolest band ever, my all-time favourite group although very closely followed by The Jam. But if I were to pick one band in the history of music that I could see live in their primetime it would have to be The Clash. Have all their records on both vinyl and cd and their first and their third albums are huge milestones in the history of rock. The first album just entitled The Clash while their third album is called what? London Calling of course, one of the greatest and most influental albums of all time. If I were to go to one of their shows I would have looked extremely forward to see this song performed live.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


My blog just passed a 1000 visitors. That´s cool. Thanks for the visit but please keep on coming back.


Been ill for a month now, only worked like 20% of what I should have been doing, that upsets me. Fuck pneumonia. Now they are going to change windows in the studio which means I´ll be out of my workplace for almost two weeks. Finally feeling healthy but still can´t go to work. Arrg.
I´m sort of looking for a new venue anyhow, so if you know some place that would be a suitable photostudio then let me know.

The superb band Flying Fellinis is this weeks Ukas Urørt. And they have used some pictures I took of them for like 4 years ago as press pictures, guess I have to do another photoshoot with them soon. They sound great though, check them out.

Went to a musicquiz at Cacadou last night, and guess who kicked ass? Well, we did of course, won it all. Felt good, I have a huge hunger for competitions and especially when it´s about something I care about. My winnerinstinct is almost a bit extreme.

Later tonight I´m heading to Sentrum Scene for a concert with the superb Sufjan Stevens, can´t wait. I have such huge expectations.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Movies & Music

My two biggest hobbies, the things that take up most of my time. Beside photography of course but that has gone from hobby to work. Went to the movies thursday with some friends and saw the new Scorsese film, The Departed. I loooved it, fantastic acting, great plot and hardcore action. All the ingredients that´s needed to create a superb gangstermovie which is what this is. Recommended big time. Check out the trailer below.

Went to Tiger yesterday and found a couple of gems, five actually. I know my mom reads this blog and that´s a shame because I don´t want her to see that I spend quite a bit of money on records instead of "important" things. Well anyway, this is what I got. All on vinyl of course, what else.

Bonnie Prince Billy - The Letting Go
Junior Boys - Last Exit
Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
Coco Rosie - La Maison De Mon Réve
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Etiquette

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Mixtape - "P"

Yepp, here it is everybody. The eagerly awaited followup to last months superbly arranged mixtape with artists starting with the letter R. This time I have moved one letter backwards and have searched trough all my records with artists starting with the letter P. I must say that I am very satisfied, I actually think it kicks R´s ass, even though I really like that one as well. Had to leave lots of cool tunes behind just because there was not enough room, but that just means that the 17 songs on this cassette are all fantastic. This cassette travels from indiefavourites like The Pooh Sticks and The Pastels to rockstars like Iggy Pop and Primal Scream, stops to say hello to the crazed Pere Ubu and Public Image Ltd. and still has room for the french geniuses in Poni Hoax and the cute little dwarflike creature we all know best as Prince.
Feel free to get inspired and buy or download the music from wherever, I guarantee that you will like it. If not, get your ears examined.

Mixtape - "P"
Side A:
1. The Pooh Sticks - Indiepop Ain´t Noise Pollution
2. The Postal Service - We Will Become Silhouettes
3. The Pipettes - Pull Shapes
4. Pauline Murray - Dream Sequence
5. Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
6. Poni Hoax - She´s On The Radio
7. Pavement - Summer Babe (Winter Version)
8. The Pastels - Classic Line-Up
9. Pylon - Feast On My Heart

Side B:
1. Pretenders - Talk Of The Town
2. Prince - Starfish And Coffee
3. Pulp - Disco 2000
4. Primal Scream - Country Girl
5. Iggy Pop - Some Weird Sin
6. The Ponys - Glass Conversation
7. Pere Ubu - (Pa) Ubu Dance Party
8. Public Image Ltd. - This Is Not A Love Song

I am sad

The reason for that is because I just finished watching the final episode of the fantastic series Six Feet Under. In my eyes, the best thing ever shown on television. Yes, that means even better than Sopranos. I had to really work hard so I´d not burst into tears during loads of the episodes, but the ending of the whole show killed me. Won´t tell anything since you´re all going out buying it and watching it, but it´s really sad. If you don´t know what I´m talking about, please do yourself a favour and buy all the five seasons on dvd, you won´t regret it.
It´s funny how well you get to know people in series rather than in movies. I have watched about 60-70 hours of Six Feet now during the weeks I´ve had the dvd´s, that´s more time than I spend with some of my friends during a whole year. It´s just sad not to be able to spend any more time with them, it´s like getting a new friend during a holiday and then having to leave and not being able to see him or her again, ever. It sucks.
I might sound a bit pathetic now, but I´m just melancholic. I have treated myself with something of superb quality and it´s over, time to move on. Time to move on to the five seasons of Sopranos I have laying in front of me. No more philosophical thoughs about life, love and death, gimme some hardcore mobaction with guys killing each other. Make me a man again, make me stop crying like a baby.