Santa at the mall

Among happy shoppers in Asker, Norway, there is one person having a slightly different job than the rest of us. Every Christmas for 26 years, Eric Swan (56) dresses up to become Santa Claus. I followed him for two hours at the Mall where he works, and took these stills and made a video for Scanpix.

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Christmas and snow

The snow have now covered large parts of Norway and Christmas is here. Then I thought that it would be time to show one of my previous films. This short snowboard-movie , laidback slide, was made in one day in March 2009.


In October I spent two weeks in Bergens Tidende with the rest of my class at Oslo University College. Me and the other 10 students in my class took over the whole photo-department while the staff had vacation. While I was there I worked on a large case in Bergen where around one hundred people are forced to evacuate because their apartment-building is dangerous to live in. The whole ground under the house has sunk drastically, leaving the house croucked and unstable. The residents are forced to pay double rent because they can’t get any insurance money back. They blame the city and is currently in a trial to sort out the conflict.

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Ari Behn

A couple of weeks ago I shot some photos of Ari Behn for Scanpix. We got 10 minutes with him during a publicity stunt in a design-store. I brought a white background and took some strait photos with natural light.

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