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.

Roger Waters

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Last night Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters performed in front of 18.000 people at Telenor Arena for the first of two sold out nights in Oslo. The concert was part of his «Us + Them» tour, and I must admit that it was nice to finally get a chance to shoot him as I am a big fan of the music he has produced with Pink Floyd, and his last studio album, «Is This The Life We Really Want?». I had originally planned to photograph Waters in Berlin on his last tour («The Wall») a couple of years ago, but unfortunately it did not work out with my schedule.

I've seen Roger Waters twice in concert before; at Roskilde Festival in Denmark back in 2006 and in Vestlandshallen Bergen as part of Bergenfest in 2007, performing «Dark Side Of The Moon». And I will be back for his second and last show in Oslo tonight.

Øyafestivalen 2018

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My pictures from the 2018 edition of the Norwegian festival Øyafestivalen. While it is always nice to visit my neighborhood festival, more and more artists have bans professional photographers or hand out terrible photo contracts, that I will characterize as unsignable.

This year we were not allowed to shoot Arctic Monkeys and Kendrick Lamar, for instance (artists I have photographed in the past at festivals like Roskilde and Øya without any problems).

I will probably not be working as a photographer at festivals after this season, as I am really tired of carrying heavy equipment and not being able to work with (most of) the festival headliners. A sad development for concert photography indeed.

Festival Memories

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The summer is almost here! And although I won't be working as a photographer at a lot of festivals this summer, compared to previous years (only Oslo Sommertid, Piknik I Parken and Øyafestivalen in Oslo + Panorama Festival in New York (without my camera)), this is a good time to look back at some of my favorite festival memories from 2011 to 2017.

Some of the highlights include Lana Del Rey at Hovefestivalen in Arendal, Arctic Monkeys at Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Kendrick Lamar at Øyafestivalen in Oslo, The Libertines at Lollapalooza Berlin, Patti Smith at Bergenfest in Bergen and Radiohead at Primavera Sound in Barcelona.

I've also included some backstage portraits and audience shots in this post.

Øyafestivalen 2017

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The last four days I've spent in my neighborhood park Tøyenparken for the annual edition of Øyafestivalen. I've been shooting big acts such as Lana Del Rey, Migos, Ryan Adams, The XX, Pixies and MØ - and even got to meet up with idols like James Mercer (of The Shins) and Joey Santiago (of Pixies) backstage for portraits during interviews with GAFFA.

Check out some of the highlights from the festival here: