Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Bank Norwegian #2

So these two will be doublepagespreads in VG this weekend. Both saturday and sunday. As presented here. Hopefully it will look good.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Bank Norwegian

These are some pictures I did two weeks ago for Bank Norwegian. Which is the airplane company starting up a bank. I guess the pictures will make more sense as ads so I'll post those when I get them. I'm really pleased with the limo picture. Whatcha think?

Friday, November 23, 2007


Woke up today with a massive headache and sore throat feeling pretty lousy. But had a scheduled shoot today and couldn't cancel. Shot some pictures of the superb band Animal Alpha today, pics that hopefully will end up on the cover of their next record, hitting the streets the 28th of January. It turned out pretty cool, some copy & paste and some photoshop tricks and it will be done. I also bought 2 new studioflashes today. And once I have settled in at the new studio I'll buy the new Imac, they are so neat.

Have a good weekend.


I am a pop/rock guy. But I do like a good hiphop tune when they come around, if I narrow that down to norwegian hiphop acts those tunes don't come around too often(in my opinion), so that's why I got so happy after hearing MadCon's Beggin' for the first time. I really liked it, superb and catchy melody, it is the sound of success. And success it has been for them selling over 10.000 singles. But after some research I found out the song is actually a cover, and also almost identical to the original song. It's still a great accomplishment and still a great performance by MadCon, but the real credit should go to the management. Releasing an old hit as the first single, selling tons, have the band perform all over the tv channels and participating in Skal vi danse, before releasing the album. Fantastic promotion, and the album will probably sell good as well, at least if their own songs are as good as Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons's.

London Day 4 & 5

It was pretty rainy when we woke up so didn't exactly hurry out, but once we got out we went to my favourite park in London. A small cemetery called Brompton Cemetery, also known as Squirrel Park. It is situated between Earls Court and Stamford Bridge(Chelseas homecourt). Even though it is a cemetery I do believe the squirrelse outnumber the dead people, and they are not exactly shy. The squirrels that is, didn't see much of the dead people. I have almost never used the video feature on my digital compacts but that is actually a rather cool feature and therefore I did some directing in this aforementioned park. Check it out below.

After this we made a short trip out to Spitalfields/Brick Lane, but didn't have time to stay there too long as the main reason for this trip was coming up. A concert with Arcade Fire at Alexandria Palace. And it was fucking awesome, it is of course THE band of the 2000's, the Beatles of our era.

The last day of our trip we spent downtown doing some late shopping before flying back home. And we both agreed it was a superb trip.

Piz out London, see ya soon.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

London Day 3

Pretty lousy weather today, extremely windy and raining. But we sticked to our plan and went to Camden town and London Zoo. It was a fairly good zoo, after being in both Amsterdam Zoo and Copenhagen Zoo before this I would say I'm qute the zooexpert. We spent a good couple of hours here before heading across town to visit Tate Modern. It's huuuuge and contains lots of great art, it was closing down just before we managed to get all around the place so we might head back another day. Wet, cold and tired it was again time to head back to the hotel room.

funny thing

Okey, we were hanging in our room watching Oceans 13 on tv with all those superstar actors, and then a little later guess who I met downstairs? Mr. Don Cheadle, participant in the aforementioned movie and a pretty darn good actor.
Now that's funny innit?

Saturday, November 17, 2007

London Day 2

A rather lazy day, we got up a bit late and out a bit late. We walked over to Portobello road and spent a couple of hours there strolling around. Looooots of people there on a saturday. Took the bus downtown, sitting on the top floor of course, had a dinner and then went to British Museum. I must say that I'm not that interested in old creations, statues and other stuff from ancient greece, rome, etc. It just doesn't trigger my curiosity. I'm more of a contemporary guy. Trine loves it though so we'll head back another day since they closed rather early today. Spent the evening in our room, ordering some food from room service. Room service rules.

Friday, November 16, 2007

London Day 1 (a little later)

It's pretty tiring to walk around such a huge city. Went through Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, past Buckingham Palace, through Trafalgar Square, in and around the National Portrait Gallery, lots of shops in Soho, flipped through some records in SisterRay Records in Berwick Street, dragged ourself a bit along Oxford Street, we ate and drank and then took the underground back to Notting Hill Gate where we stay. A bit relaxing at the room now before heading out for a late night dinner. Holla.

Some pix.

London Day 1

After 13 hours of photoshopping wednesday it felt great to travel to London yesterday. We arrived late but had time for a late night dinner. Waking up today till fantastic weather and traditional english breakfast. Heading out now for some streetwalking, windowshopping and some pints. Peace.

The Room

With A View

The Bathroom



No Parking


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Studio of the day

Took the last picture for the upcoming campaign this week, I'm superstoked about it. Extremely satisfied. I'm usually very sceptic after a shoot and it takes some time before I actually feel satisfied but with this I'm pretty confident it will be cool.

Behind The Scenes

Alltogether I worked about 13 hours today. Had my first meal and glass of water 15 hours after I woke up. At that time I was really f***** up. Pretty advanced stuff I tried to create today, and I do believe I can pull it all together. I did two pictures today, and will do one tomorrow and then there is an insane amount of photoshopping to do. One of the pictures consist of about 10-12 different exposures. The problem is that I leave for London on thursday, and I have to have everything finished and delivered before that. That's a couple of days too soon but..... I guess it will work out.

photos by assistant Lars Kristian, check out his blog.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Flower Power

A message from the dishes

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The Cars

My car has been overhauled at the mechanics today and it seems that it's condition was far better than I had anticipated. That's good news. Lots of phonecalls and mails forth and back to get next weeks shoot together. I'll be shooting monday and tuesday next week, wednesday I'll do postproduction and thursday I'll be leaving for London. Yeah.

As a photographer good equipment is alfa omega and later today I'll receive three new Hensel studioflashes from Askim FagImport. I'm really looking forward to start working with them, with the 3 flashes I already have I now have 6 which hopefully will last a lifetime. ;-)

Monday, November 05, 2007

The Talented Mr. Olsson

How does he do it?
This image is created by one of my favourite photographers, the great swede Petrus Olsson. He creates images that has several stories within one picture. I wish he could show me how he works with the shooting, lighting and photoshopping. I wanna create stuff like this. Check out his work at the superb swedish agency Adamsky.


I was out photographing today when I saw this cute little bird crashing into a window and plummeting down to the ground. The old man who lived there was out in the garden and I told him what I saw. We went and picked it up, the poor thing had probably broken his wing. The old man said he would take care of him and eventually kill him if it could no longer fly. You can see that it cries on the picture.

Just minutes after this tragic incident I got a phonecall telling me that the superb studio already containing living legends Sebastian Ludvigsen, Pål Rødahl and Sigve Aspelund wanted me to join them. The place is fantastic. I'll post pictures from it after I have moved in in a couple of weeks.

Life is full of surprises. The meeting last friday went really well and I'll be doing a quite large shoot next week.

Thursday, November 01, 2007


These are the Ads for the Norwegian Refugee Council that I did some time back. So if you want to purchase a gift that matters this christmas go to and buy someone who needs it a goat or some hens. You can also get these beautiful tees along with the gift. I think they will have a brand new website up from the 5th of November.

I am also having a very important meeting tomorrow. Might be a very nice job coming up.