This year has been a year rich on happenings, challenges and memories I will keep for the rest of my life. It started in the winter when I started my biggest project ever. I was going to portrait one person in every county in Norway. 20 in total. I traveled all over Norway in my car using it as both as a bed and workstation. I met some fantastic people during the three weeks on the road. This has later been exteended as a series i VG and when it’s done I will have made about 45-50 portrait from all over Norway. That is such a cool assignment.
In March we had the World Ski Championship here in Oslo. I got to cover the event with other photographers from Scanpix. It was so much fun to work with a team of so many skilled photographers, and I got to try out some new angles and remotes I had wanted to try for a long time.
The summer came and I got to work in VG, Norways largest daily newspaper. It was a quiet summer, as it normally is, untill July 22. when a car bomb exploded just 125 meters away from where I was sitting in VG. The windows blew in, and this marked the start of a new era in Norway’s history. I was early at the scene covering the horiffic consecuences. Dead and wounded people was scattered aroud the earea covered in debree. I later followed one of the victims from Regjeringskvartalet, Eivind Thoreses which resulted in this essay.
During the following autom I had an internship in VG where I worked on feature stories. This was very challenging and exiting to work with.
All in all, it has been a good year. I have meet some amazing people and seen interesting things, but still I think the impressions form July 22. has been the strongest. That is something I will never forget.
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