2016 in Music: A Collection of Photos

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This year has had its ups and downs; it's been strange and sad losing musical heroes such as David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones, Freddie Wadling and Alan Vega and many more within the last 12 months, but I've also had an amazing year in terms of music and photography. I've attended over 120 concerts - including festivals such as Bergenfest, Tons Of Rock and Øyafestivalen in Norway and Primavera Sound in Spain.

I've shot pictures of Radiohead, Tame Impala, Mariah Carey, Pere Ubu, Kamasi Washington, Jean-Michel Jarre, Grimes, Black Sabbath, Bruce Springsteen, New Order, Thundercat, Anderson .Paak, Peaches, PJ Harvey, The Cure, Paul Simon, Håkan Hellström, Eagles Of Death Metal, Midnight Choir, Suede, Justin Bieber, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ellie Goulding, just to mention a few.

In addition to that I've been traveling to Barcelona, Berlin and London, seen Iggy Pop perform with Josh Homme and Matt Helders, catched a legendary performance by Wayne Shorter at London Jazz Festival and seen David Bowie's 'Lazarus' with one of my favorite actors, Michael C. Hall, as the main character. ...AND I've had a photo of Noel Gallagher exhibited at Ragnarock Museum of Rock, Pop & Youth Culture in Roskilde, Denmark.

What a year, indeed!

To mark the end of 2016 I've collected some of my favorite photos of the year.

I hope you enjoy it!

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

So, I've decided that my first blog post will be about the only concert I shot last week: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band in Oslo.

The Boss and his band performed at Frognerparken in front of an audience of 37.000 people and the weather was amazing. I'm not really a big fan of Springsteen's music, but I always try to do my best, and as I knew in good time that the photographers would have to be standing 20 to 30 meters far off the stage and behind the golden circle at this concert, I borrowed a 100-400mm lens from my good friend and fellow GAFFA and Gonzales Photo shooter Stian Schløsser Møller (thanks a lot Stian!).

You can check out some of my best photos from the concert here: