Born in Stavanger. Norway (1986). Father photographer. Fiddled with fathers camera. Pictures of birds and cows. Went to school. Got bored. Started working with cars. Got bored again. Fell in love. Became a dad. Started working as a doorman. Got beat up. Broke up with girlfriend. Felt sad. Went on a long boat trip. Gained some perspective. Got an assignment. Car magazine. Loved it. Got some jobs for a newspaper. Loved it even more. Got a big client. Felt great. Bought a new camera and rented an office. Self taught. Blame school. Still learning. Everyday. Has fun at work. Fake glasses. Still likes cars. Old cars.
Norwegian daily newspapers Dagens Næringsliv and Stavanger Aftenblad, but have also been published in The New York Times, Time Magazine, 11Freunde, Plot, VG, Dagbladet, Klassekampen, Vårt land, Adresseavisen, Morgenbladet, Dag og Tid etc.
Kulturkompaniet, Skagen Fondene, Politiforum, Scanpix, Rogaland Teater, VJU, Procontra, Melvær&Lien, LO Media, Parat, Høydepunkt, Det Norske Teater, Prosjektil, Bit Reklamekraft, Oktan, Fontene and Lyse.
1st prize Stavanger Journalist Association Best Press Photo 2014
1st prize Book People - Moscow International foto awards 2014
1st prize Book Professional - Moscow International foto awards 2014
2nd prize Book Documentary - Moscow International foto awards 2014
3 Honorable Mentions photo essay/landscape - Moscow International foto awards 2014
Main Prize - Picture of the year Norway 2011
1st prize News - Picture of the year Norway 2011
1st prize News MediaNorge Picture of the Year 2011
1st prize Stavanger Journalist Association Best Press Photo 2010
2nd prize Stavanger Journalist Association Best Press Photo 2010
1st prize MediaNorge Picture of the Year 2010