I am an adventure photographer and videographer from Bergen, constantly traveling around in Norway showcasing the nature and landscape of this beautiful country. My biggest passion is to inspire and motivate people to get out in nature and experience Norway.
I believe that to nature should be experienced, not just watched. That's why I love incorperating nature, activities and photography/video together. Some of my favorite thing to do in nature is: mountain skiing, hiking, kiting, whitewater & sea kayaking and scuba/freediving.
In 2010 I started my masters degree in underwater engineering at HVL and NTNU, and I also met my finance Henrikke. When I graduated in 2015 there where no jobs available due to the oil crisis, and I was forced to find something else to earn a living. Kind of a bummer after 5 years of education. - But in retrospect it was a blessing in disguise, as it guided me towards the path I am on today.
I worked for two years as a full time freelance photographer, struggling to make a living. In hope to get more traffic and clients, I created the Trails Of Norway blog together with my fiancée, learning a lot about writing, web design and marketing. Few months later I was hired as a social media consultant at Synlighet AS, one of Norways biggest marketing firms.
It was nice having a full time job, but I felt that I wasn't able to travel and create as much as I wanted. I started daydreaming and exploring an idea that I'd had for several years, about sailing and diving the entire Norwegian coastline and making a documentary about it. I sent my proposal to NRK (Norway's national broadcaster), and to my huge excitement they loved the idea! As a result, I am currently living on a sailboat for 15 months, while producing and directing an upcoming adventure documentary series, which will be shown at NRK during the autumn of 2020.
Read more about the series and watch the trailer: TV-series - "Under the surface".
Through the years as an adventure photographer I've been lucky enough to work with some awesome brands. As a brand ambassador I've used their products while traveling, taking pictures and videos to be used in social media and marketing campaigns. Read more about the assignments on "previous work".
As I've been exploring Norway for over 10 years I have needed to acquire a bunch of certificates in order to work commercially, some of them are:
- Pilot license for commercial use of drones (RO1)
- Fritidskippersertifikat D5LA (tidl. Kystskippersertifikat)
- Crisis Management and Human Behaviour
- VHF Lisence
- IMO 50 - Basic Safety Training for Seafarers
- Basic Safety and Emergency Training for offshore
- PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (instructor)
- First Aid Instructor
- Wetcard for whitwater kayaking