Friday, November 27, 2009

Making Of - Freeze

2 days shooting, 3 days with postproduction, 170 layers, 5,8 gigabyte file, 1 picture. Here is the Making Of video of the former image. Hope you like it. :-)

Making Of - Freeze from Espen Nersveen on Vimeo.

Unpublished Work #1

This is one of the jobs that will never get published. Personally I think it might be my best job so far, at least the most advanced image I've had to make. Later i'll be posting a video showing how the image has been made in photoshop.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I'm sad, what happened to my karma? My last two jobs will not be used for reasons I can't say. What I do know is that it is not because of what I delivered. But politics within a large company can be a bit of a challenge sometimes. The sad thing is that I'm really happy with both jobs with one of them being one of the best works I've ever made. I would love to see it published. I'll probably be able to publish it on this blog as long as I remove all info about the client and such but it still sucks. My work means very much to me and if I could choose to have these jobs published and not get paid instead of getting paid without having it published the choice is too easy. I would be a poor photographer with images all across town any day.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Agrodata Portraits

These are some of the images I took recently for Agrodata with Making Waves. They will be used as ads, on their webpage and whenever they are promoting their company in some way. Most of my work consists of lots of lights, lots of retouching etc. so it's quite a challenge to photograph with nothing but the camera. In some ways I think it is much harder actually.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I'm stuck at the mac. As always.
I wonder what the analog photographers do during working hours, they have to have an immense amount of spare time. I wish my machine had some kind of clock to count how many hours it has been used during 2009. Still a couple of hundred hours of work on it before it's christmas. Finished three jobs at the moment with the one for Ernö being quite the time-consumer. I do think it will turn out nice though and then it's worth all the hours. Easily.
I changed the header on my blog today, felt it represents the blog better than the black and white nature picture that was up there before.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Untitled Sunday

I've had a very nice weekend, thanksgiving dinner on friday with classmates from Norsk Fotofagskole, it's a couple of years between each time we see each other so that was very nice. I have managed to take some time off as well so that my body could rest a bit but I didn't manage to stay away from the studio the entire weekend. So now I'm sitting at my office working a bit, doing some paperwork, paying a whole lot of bills, sorting out the pictures from my latest jobs etc. etc.
Heading home in a bit just wanted to publish another DFDS picture, this was featured as a doublepage ad in A-magasinet on friday.

Friday, November 13, 2009


The shoot is finished. People are happy. I am tired. Weekend. Yeah.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Went on another trip today shooting farmers for Making Waves. Brought my friend Marius with me as an assistant even though all he did was filming and driving. Still though, more fun with two than traveling alone. After a full day shooting we spent a couple of hours setting up the lights for tomorrows shoot. Just a bit renaming and backing up of my files now before I head home. I have a very challenging shoot ahead of me tomorrow, can't wait.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

There is a new dog in town

his name is Walter and he is the meanest, scariest dog you've ever met. He is 8 weeks old and is already settling in in the studio. About time we got a dog to watch our and our equipments back.


I've been laying in bed with fever and headache since sunday and I should probably have taken it easy a couple of more days as well. One should think that when working on your own it's no problem to be ill, it's so the opposite. On average I've probably sent 30 mails and taking 15 phonecalls each day and today I've been in the studio working, hopefully I'll stay healthy for a week or so so I can finish all the ongoing projects.

I'll be heading down southeast tomorrow shooting more portraits for Agrodata and then I'll have a big shoot with Ernö on friday.

Here is another image from the DFDS campaign.

Friday, November 06, 2009


This is the first out of the 8 ads I did together with Suddenly Oslo for DFDS. My assistant sneaked around with a camera as well that day and I've put together some behind the scenes footage. The music is made by my dad's favorite ensemble, Kraftwerk.

Behind The Scenes - DFDS from Espen Nersveen on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

More Work

Jeez, I feel like I have been working 12 hours a day since the very beginning of September. It's been just totally insane amount of work. Shooting, doing pre-production, meetings, booking models etc. at daytime and doing photoshop work after normal working hours and out into the late evening. It feels great though, to be so busy, I guess I'm doing something right. After a really difficult shoot for Ruter and another film today for Hansen & Dysvik with all the complications involved with having the camera attached to the roof it seemed as if the next weeks would be easier, but nooo. Got assigned to another big and complicated shoot today with Ernö. The results can be very nice if I manage to work my magic. ;-)
Tomorrow I'll head out southwest for another shoot with Making Waves before I take an early weekend on friday.



Christmas in the studio, I'll be shooting a new commercial film for
Hansen & Dysvik today.

Monday, November 02, 2009


I did some pictures with Schjærven ad agency for Terra in September. Now the images are out and here they are.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Huuuge picture

I've been sitting for a couple of days(including sunday) with this huuuuuge picture I'm making for Ruter. It consists of 142 layers including adjustment layers and the file is 4,2 gigabyte. It's by far my most comprehensive photoshop-image and I can't wait to show it and publish a Making Of movie showing all the steps. I'm really pleased with the result and hopefully the client likes it as well. But now I'm rather tired so I'm heading home before continuing tomorrow morning.