Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Artsy Fartsy

Some people say that men can't do two things at once, well I guess I'm the exception that confirms the rule. I can create art while driving a car. Yes, you are allowed to applaude. Thank you very much.


Friday, December 16, 2011

Have a jolly nice weekend e'rybody.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Flash it

Had a very nice day in the studio today with an amazing chef from Colombia, mexican food for lunch and happy clients. We shot for a brand new product that's coming sometime February. I would love to tell you what it is but then I'd probably be dead before christmas.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Yeah. Finally the brand new website of my agency is out and about. I think it looks smashing, with big pictures and no fuzz. Hope you like it too.

Please take a look at Palookaville.no


Wednesday, December 07, 2011


It's been some busy days with several jobs coming in. Today I had a fun shoot in the studio for Glava. I think the images will turn out quite nice actually.
If the sun decides to join us tomorrow I'll be shooting for Help Insurance and then there is still a shoot or two before christmas.


Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Together with Isobar I did these images for Unicef. The campaign is called "the one" and is about adults stepping up, and helping out kids that for different reasons are not looking forward to christmas. Even though this is a campaign aimed towards the holiday it is very much allowed to care the rest of the year as well.

Please take a look at the campaign-site. - Den Ene

Den ene

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday's Finest

I didn't have time to publish last week but today it's time for another post.
I'm a photographer and what inspires me the most is great works of photography. When I first saw this image of the airport I really liked it as a photograph, and then I found out that there is no photography involved, just cgi. That's quite incredible, even the guy is made in 3d. Scary shit.

Both of these images were created by Marek Denko.



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Willy Wonka

I recently saw this image on Grunerløkka. It was hanging on the building which will be transformed from an old chocolate factory to brand new apartments. Pictures always look more cool when they are huge.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

iPhone 4s

I've got myself a new phone. The brand new iPhone4s. What I love the most about it is the camera. It produces extremely high quality images considering it's a phone. For me personally it makes the compact camera almost useless, my phone is always with me and since I can count on it to shoot everyday snaps that's all I need. Thanks Mr. Jobs.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday's Finest

It's friday and time to showcase some great work. This time we're heading east to our lovely neighbors the swedes. Let me introduce Petrus Olsson. He is already doing work for norwegian ad agencies so I guess I shouldn't be showing off his work, but whatteheck, great photography deserves attention.
What I love about his images is the mood he captures, it's cinematic and beautiful. He manages to make hardcore photoshopping look real and that's impressive and something I strive for as well.

Enjoy his work, for more pictures head over to Adamsky.





Thursday, November 10, 2011


Today I was shooting with Isobar for Unicef, everything went smooth and I think it will look great once it's finished. This is todays happy crew. :-)


Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Behind Dist

Yesterday I went to the great agency Dist Creative and photographed all the employees. What a lovely bunch of people. Now I just pray that they will be happy with what I did.


Sunday, November 06, 2011


While you bastards were sleeping off your hangover, I spent the early hours scouting for a suitable location for the shoot on thursday. Working on a sunday, now that's what I call work-ethic.


Friday, November 04, 2011

Friday's Finest

I've been to several portfolio-meetings this week, and that's always a nice experience. Good people, good coffee and some chatter about photography and advertising. I like that.
I've also been booked to shoot two jobs next week, one for Dist Creative and the other one for Isobar. Looking forward to it.

But enough about me, let's add someone else's work to this blog. Let me introduce the amazing Jean Yves Lemoigne. His work is out of this world, I'm loving how he combines realism with postproduction. His site is definitely worth some of your time.

Here is three images he created for a magazine and they pixelated the models using cgi.




Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday's Finest

Friday is a good day to publish some inspirational imagery, so I'll try to publish some work that I'm quite fond of each week. These images belong to the extremely talented Mat Baker.

Have a nice weekend.


Monday, October 24, 2011


Some of you have probably eaten this chocolate in Sweden considering it is the best-selling candy over there. If you have then you would notice that in Norway it will be called Popsy, instead of Polly. Some peanuts prevented them from using the same name here.
Anywho, Dist Creative asked me to photograph a couple of stills for them and I gladly accepted. The images will be on adshells so hopefully you'll see it.


Monday, October 17, 2011


For the first time since Iben came along I spent the weekend away. I went to Trondheim for some inspiration. On friday I showed my portfolio to six different ad agencies and I got some very nice feedback, my self confidence would like to say thanks.
On saturday I went to three different lectures at my old school Fotofagskolen. I went to see Erik Almås, that was very inspirational. He is such a talented guy and it seems like he is kicking some serious ass in the states. Lots and lots of great jobs.

Then I went to see Simon Cederquist. A swedish artist living in Berlin. I must say I really admired his guts and how he believed in himself and his work. Truly anti-jantelov.

And the last lecture of the day was none other than Oliviero Toscani. He is quite the legend, becoming world famous for his controversial commercials for United Colors of Benetton. He was intense and enthusiastic. He sort of made me wish I was a photographer in the 60s, 70s or even 80s.

Sometimes one really need these kind of weekends with lots of creative input and inspiration. Thanks.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

That's one small step for mankind, one giant leap for the bushman


Saturday, October 08, 2011

The Fall

is not only a fantastic band, it's also a quite nice time of the year. At least Iben likes it.


Heia Espen is on facebook

You might have noticed the new Facebook-widget on the right hand side of the blog. So feel free to "like" me on Facebook. Here is a link to the page.

Heia Espen + Facebook

Friday, October 07, 2011

Friend or Foe?

Say hello to my new nemesis. It's quite the competition. I feel like David trying to kick Goliath's ass. I wonder who will come out on top, results will be available in a couple of years time.


Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Heia Espen + Palookaville = True

It's official.
After working roughly 5 years on my own an era is finished. I've been signed by the agency Palookaville, and I'm super-excited. A lot of changes is being made to the agency these days which I will get into at a later date. But they have high ambitions and goals and that suits me to perfection. A brand new website will be up in November and from what I've seen so far it's going to be a perfect site for viewing pictures. I'm flattered and very proud that they wanted to sign me and this has given me plenty of inspiration and motivation.
There is almost one and a half year since we started to refurbish an entire house and then we had our daughter Iben, this has of course taken a lot of focus, time and energy. So now I am extremely ready to really focus on my work and hopefully the ladies running Palookaville will help me on my way. :-)

But no text without a picture. I present to you Tanya and Nina, the chicas running the agency.


Monday, October 03, 2011

Print me...

50 pictures are ready to make love with some fine printer down at Laboratoriet (fotovideo) tomorrow.


Saturday, October 01, 2011


I came across some guys playing rugby today. So I fired up the fog-machine and took some pictures.







Thursday, September 29, 2011

Messi who?


Monday, September 26, 2011

Pizza Originale

I did this picture a couple of weeks ago in collaboration with TRY ad agency. If you wondered, the client was Pizza Originale.

Pizza Originale

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Willy Wonka


Willy Wonka

Sunday, June 26, 2011



Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Ads done in collaboration with Hei! ad agency.


Friday, May 27, 2011

New car

New Car

Wednesday, May 25, 2011



Monday, May 23, 2011

1,8 billion



Saturday, May 21, 2011



Thursday, May 19, 2011

It was a nice birthday




Wednesday, May 18, 2011

17 Mai