Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I've been busy with work and I just moved to a new, wonderful and huge apartment.
Fall is so beautiful when the weather is good and when I've got time to enjoy the outside. I love that I can use my wool sweaters again and drink warm tea and coffee when I get cold from the wind or rain showers. I love that I can lit lots of candles to make it cozy when it's dark outside (nowadays it's dark from 5pm to 8am, but it will get darker every day until mid December). Don't you?

rainy day in the park (summer is gone)

my newborn nephew (one day old)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

pdn faces

A long time ago I was one of the finalists in a portrait competition for PDN (photo district news, a famous photo magazine and website from new york).
I've been waiting for them to launch the winners gallery, and today I found it when I went to their website. Check it out, lots of great photos!
I hope they publish pdn faces 2009 in the next magazine issue as well (which would be the October issue), because then I can have a printed proof of it.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Some cute kids!

Here are photos of some cute kids I know. Children are my favourite subject to photograph, and they inspire me and always make me feel better.I think I sometimes prefer spending time with children above adults- which probably makes me a very childish person? Life as a child is just more joyful and simple!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Early Fall!

I love Fall; the colours are muted and analogous and the light is beautiful (light during winter time is still my favorite,though..). I like wearing comfy clothes and wool sweathers, and I love fresh picked vegetables and fruit from the gardens.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Foggy day

These photos are from Marka, the forest surrounding Oslo.
Me and Olivier, a UNV photographer visiting from Sudan/Switzerland,
went for a walk this foggy and rainy day. We got kind of lost, but managed to find the lake we were looking for at the end.

Monday, August 3, 2009


I just came home from Lofoten and I had a fantastic trip! The light up in North is often hazy and misty because of the humid weather conditions. The landscape is dramatic and powerful, and makes everything look magical and almost surreal (like is this real? Am I really standing here surrounded by these beautiful mountains and the ocean and fjords?) We ate a lot of fish, took a lot of ferries, got wet all the time and saw the midnight sun once! I even went swimming a couple of times! Kind of chilly, but after some whisky it seemed just fine. Here is a small selection of photos I took on the trip.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pam exploring Oslo

Pam, a friend from Canada have been visiting me for a week.We are going on a trip up north to Lofoten together. We are catching the night train tonight actually! My backpack is so heavy,carrying the tent and my camera equipment and lots of candy (just in case I can't find a candy store..)and everything. Anyway ,here are photos from Pam visiting Frognerparken and eating Norwegian Vafler (waffles) at the Botanic gardentrying out a swing by the river that goes through the city, and Pam visiting the fantastic new house of Opera and Ballet.

My dad

This is a photo of my dad at the hospital.

photos from home

Here are some photos from where I grew up. I love my childhood memories from growing up at a farm on the country side. I'm a city girl now, but I still appreciate (and need) some peace and quiet time every one in a while.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

ACAD Viewbook 2009-2010

Today I discovered that the new ACAD Viewbook is available on the school's website.
I photographed most of the photos in it,so it's always exciting to see the finished product.
You can download it here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Someone diving from 10m at the coolest and most retro public outdoor swimming bath I know: Frognerbadet.
It's inside the famous sculpture park in Oslo, Frognerparken also called Vigelandsparken (after the artist Vigeland). The park has outdoor swimming pools, lots of green piknik area, trees, icecream and fast food, volleyball, concerts at nighttime ( Norwegian Wood music festival in June), underwater windows and a water slide. It was first opened in 1956, and has kept the retro look.
worthwhile a visit! It's just a nostalgic place, and I'm very weak for anything nostalgic/romantic.Places like Frognerbadet gives me memories of a happy childhood.

Huk, Oslo

Ocean View from Huk, a public beach in Oslo. Do you notice the nice colour discord between the red and the blue?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

My sister and I in the newspaper

A couple of days ago a national newspaper called Nationen (mainly about agriculture, but also a daily newspaper) interviewed my sister about some political debate (she's an organic pig farmer), and I took some photos of her and the pigs instead of the newspaper having to send a photographer. They only used one photo (the one in colour), but it was fun to see both our names on the same page! I attached a b&w series from the photo shoot as well.It's been very warm weather recently, so we have used the water sprinkler to cool down the animals.The pigs love water!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Some friends of mine got married!

Some theater friends of mine got married last weekend, and I photographed the wedding . The ceremony was in the woods by a river and a waterfall! Very dramatic and romantic. The dinner and the party was at a theater with 200 guests and lots of entertainment. The wedding was beautiful and it was great to see so many friends that I haven't seen in such a long time again.

summer in Oslo

It's summertime in Norway and I have spent time with my favorite children in Oslo.
Lazy days including lots of ice cream and swimming - what a wonderful life!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

new blog, new country

Since I'm not a student at ACAD anymore, it's time to get a new blog. I've temporarily moved home to Norway, but my plan is to move out to Vancouver in Canada next year. I'm in the middle of getting started with freelance work for Norwegian magazines at the moment. I also try to spend as much time as possible with friends and family as I can (especially my dad who is sick with terminal cancer- the main reason I moved back home to Norway) - I've got a lot of catching up after 4 years away studying (Bachelor of Design- photography at ACAD in Calgary, Canada). I'm currently staying at my cabin on a small island just outside Oslo- it's my paradise!

my cabin