Rita Ora

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Tonight Rita Ora opened the European leg of her Phoenix World Tour at Sentrum Scene in Oslo. I was there shooting the gig for GAFFA.no and Gonzales Photo.

Ora is a British singer and actress. She has released two full length albums, her debut album «Ora» in 2012 and last year’s «Phoenix». She has also appeared in quite a few movies, including «Fast & Furious 6», «Fifty Shades of Grey» and «Southpaw».

Check out the full gallery of pictures at GAFFA.no.

2018 in Music: A Collection of Photos

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This year has been a year of new adventures. I’ve been doing a little less music photography, but has managed to travel a lot, visiting new and old places. Ibiza, New York, Iceland. New festivals with and without my camera bag; Panorama NYC, Roskilde Festival, Øyafestivalen, Iceland Airwaves. Enjoying life and working hard.

I started 2018 with a wonderful and intimate Charlotte Dos Santos show at Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene in Oslo and ended it with a really poor concert by Ms. Lauryn Hill at Oslo Spektrum. In between I’ve photographed artists like Sigrid, Grandmaster Flash, Gary Numan, Harry Styles, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Metallica, Demi Lovato, Foo Fighters, Father John Misty, Prophets Of Rage, Arcade Fire, St. Vincent, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Roger Waters, Jeff Lynne, Laurie Anderson, Shania Twain, Blood Orange and MGMT. Not bad!

I sincerly hope you enjoy this collection of pictures from 2018 (click on the image for full screen).

Jeff Lynne's ELO

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Jeff Lynne is not an artist who visit Norway too often (last time was in 1982), so when he finally decided to drop by Oslo Spektrum on a Friday night I knew I had to be there too with my camera. Along with the rest of the Norwegian press photographers I got to shoot the first three songs «Standin’ In The Rain», «Evil Woman» and «All Over The World» from FOH. Then I checked my bag in at the reception, got myself a beer and enjoyed the rest of the show.

The concert was filled with hits from Lynne’s long career. A lot of material from Electric Light Orchestra (the show was after all billed «Jeff Lynne’s ELO»), some solo work, and also a song by Traveling Wilburys (Lynne’s group with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and George Harrison).

Thirty Seconds To Mars

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Last night Thirty Seconds To Mars held a concert in Oslo Spektrum as part of their «Monolith Tour». The band is fronted by famed actor Jared Leto (well known for his performances in movies such as «The Thin Red Line» (1998), «Fight Club» (1999), «American Psycho» (2000), «Requiem For A Dream» (2000), «Dallas Buyers Club» (2013), «Suicide Squad» (2016) and «Blade Runner 2049» (2017) - just to name a few).

I had a really good time in the photo pit, and I'm grateful that the photographers were allowed to stay in the pit during the full show. That is not something that happens too often.

KISS

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An old dream came true when I got to photograph KISS at Oslo Spektrum Sunday evening. Not the best concert, Paul Stanley's voice is not as good as it used to be. But they did put on a good show. I just wish Ace Frehley could be there with them...

More photos at GAFFA.