Monthly Archives: April 2011
The first video in the multimediaproject is now published. It is about 106 year old Ingeborg Holm in Davik, Sogn og Fjordane. This is the first of about 50 videos I will produce for VG. From next week there will be a one page spread in VG every week where I have taken the photo and written the text. Looking forward to it! Join the Facebook-page to follow the updates.
View the video here.
VG has now made a Facebook Page for my upcoming multimedia project about interesting people in Norway. “Like” the page to get updates about the project.
Here is a trailer about the project:
March 26. it was due for a big match between Norway and Denmark during their Euro 2012 qualifying match at Ullevaal Stadium. The match ended 1-1.
Right before the world championship in Holmenkollen a interview with me was published in a magazine. The magazine was handed out to travelers at Gardermoen Airport. I was supposed to give tips to amateurs wanting to take better pictures. You can read it here.
One week ago one of the biggest celebrities in Norway, Wenche Foss, passed away, 93 years old. Yesterday, April 4th, I covered the funeral in Oslo Domkrike. In cases like this where many photographers and newspaper want to take pictures inside of the church during the funeral, there are restrictions. To make the coverage as subtle as possible for the grieving family and friends, a pool is created. Scanpix often get this pool where we are responsible for taking the pictures and distributing them to our clients.
During the funeral of Wenche Foss I was inside the church with my colleague Erlend (bottom picture). I was stationary down at the floor and he was at the gallery. It is quite difficult to take pictures in a situation like this. You need to be very quiet and take as few pictures as possible, because the shutter-sound is very noteble in the church. We tried to only take pictures when people was talking or singing to “cover” the shutter sound.
We of course weard a suit and we had radio communication with the other photographers standing outside the church and with our picture desk at the office. The pictures where sent live from the church to our clients. During the one hour long funeral I only took about 30 pictures, in a addition to a remote I had in the front of the church.
This weekend I was flown in to Denmark to cover the boxing-match between Norway’ Cecilia Brækhus and Jill Emery from USA. I have never taken a single photo of boxing so it was fun to try and shoot this exiting sport. It turned out to be quite difficult. Practise, practise, practise. Some of the photos from the night.
I have now done a video in every county in Norway. The project is delivered to my school and I thought I was done. Until I talked to VG about the project. They want me to extend it so that we can show one case every week until we reach five million people in Norway. The prognosis tells us that that will probably be around New Year. That means that I am going to produce about 20-30 more videos and portraits for VG. Very fun! The series will start in a couple of weeks and will be shown in VG Helg and VG+. Stay tuned.
1. Anders Grizzly Fægrli works in a kindergarden and is a wrestler. County: Oslo
2. Reidunn lives in a town called Lucky Næroset. They are driven by positive thoughts. County: Hedmark
3. Archena is from India and works as a scientist in Svalbard. County: Troms/Svalbard
4. Bjørg thinks we complain to much in Norway. County: Østfold
5. Pål drives his car off-road. County: Akershus