Roger Waters

0B8A9323.jpg

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

0B8A7487.jpg

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.

Brooklyn, NYC

Tord NYC-24.jpg

Last month I visited the amazing photographer Johanna Siring in her Brooklyn studio for a portrait session. Usually I tend to feel most comfortable behind the camera, but I must say she did a good job making me relax in front of her lens. All in all it was an enjoyable experiment.

Johanna is an experienced photographer who's been collaborating with quite a good selection of media and brands, including The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Vice, i-D, Maybelline, Coca Cola, The North Face, H&M, Samsung, Red Bull and Warner Music. I really admire Johanna's body of work, both in fashion photography as well as other more personal projects.

I recommend checking out her portfolio at johannasiring.com.

Foo Fighters

0B8A5451.jpg

Last night I travelled to Gothenburg in Sweden for the chance to shoot Foo Fighters live in front of a 50.000 strong audience at Nya Ullevi.

Festival Memories

IMG_7942.jpg

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.