I remember when I first started out studying photography. It was an exiting time, and very nerve-wracking, because I had no idea if I was gonna be good enough. My passion for photographing people and creating stories got me connected with the modeling agencies in Oslo, Norway. Luckily they put their faith in me, and allowed me to work with their models. One of them is the beautiful Lise-Anitra Johnsen, and we did a bunch of shoots together that helped shape my style. Thank you for that. Here’s a previously unreleased photo of her, taken 6 years ago.
A couple of weeks ago Vogue.it asked me to do a commercial trend styling shoot for the -Cash+Glam section of their website. It was an 80s inspired style with a lot of colour and pastel backgrounds.The detail and full shots is updated with a new photo every few days. You can check out at Vogue.it
During Mens Fashion Week in Milan I was working with WOW, a.k.a. White On Web. They display the works of countless designers during this period and they were fronting 7 new talented designers at the fair. In addition to doing the events and location photos I was also asked to do an editorial with styling from these designers. This editorial is now out at the WOW website, but you can also check it out here.
“Closing the Distance”
Pullover: Luca Larenza
Coat: Matthew Miller
Pullover: Luca Larenza
Dress and holster: Esther Perbrandt
Pullover and blazer: Luca Larenza
Blazer: Raphael Hauber
Jacket: (white) Matthew Miller, (black) Esther Perbrandt
Photographer: Alexander Haabesland
Models: Victor and Jakob (Independent Men Milan) and Amanda (Modelplus Milan)
Having spent this whole week with a fever and bed rest (which is painfully anti-social), I am now very happy to be well and ready to work! Tomorrow I go back in the studio for a beauty shoot and tuesday working with TOD’s. Also, I’ve been finishing up most of my work load,
including outtakes from my shoot with Leica.
Photography by: Alexander Habesland
Assistant: Agnes Carlsson Åström
Make-up by: Tomas Erdis
Hair by: Théo Solé Wintermark and Lene Kristiansen
A couple of weeks ago two friends visited me in Milan, and sure enough we also did a shooting. We took a train ride about 40 minutes outside of Milan, more or less just to see if there was something cool around to use for the shoot. We ended up in this huge field and under you can see some of the photos. I’m still going through all the material, but these I liked:
After some weeks of editorial shootings and look-books it was nice to do a very simple test-shoot. Just taking some good photos and enjoying the day. This is Swedish model Victor Finn, represented by Independent Men – Milan.
Here’s some photos I did last week with designer Renfang Hu and model Courtney B (2morrow models). The different designs were to be shot in different moods. Wednesday I’ll post the mens design shooting.
Make-up/Hair: Virginia Rizzo and assistant Nicole Krunić.
The first outfit will be a part of the Eco Fashion contest and exhibited at the Hub King’s Cross during London Design Festival.
Thursday I was on location doing an editorial shoot for Slurp magazine (out already next month), we worked with owls this time, which was a first for me. Amazing animals! Here’s a look at how it all went down.
These past few weeks I’ve been working more than ever, which is good. What’s even better is that a lot of it will probably be published in different magazines. The downside is that it’s most likely a few months from now since I’m shooting the new autumn and winter collections of different designers.
And until then, I can’t show you anything. But, I’m gonna get some of the behind the scenes photos and write a little bit about the different projects.
These are from a shoot I did a couple of weeks ago with stylist Ellen Mirck.
Doing a shoot of the new autumn and winter collections in Milanese heat is no picnic, but the result is amazing. Will hopefully be out by September.
My latest fashion story (which I posted earlier today. see here) is now published at thefashionisto.com! I love that blog and read it every day so therefore I’m so happy that they posted my series there. Click on the photo underneath to see the spread
I’ve been working hard this week doing 2 fashion shoots with Elite models and also having an event/exhibition at Kitsch bar, Milano. These days I’m doing post-production on the two stories and thought I’d share a couple of them. Also look out for the event photos later on.
And, why not a couple “behind the scenes” while I’m at it:
When I was in Paris for Fashion Week, I got a couple of hours to photograph Susan Tabak at the fantastic Hôtel de Crillon where she was staying. She is a noted style expert, the author of Chic In Paris: Style Secrets & Best Addresses, and publisher of the popular fashion and lifestyle website susantabak.com
Click on the image below to see all the photos.
BONUS: Video from the shoot (filmed by Arnaud Paumier)
It took some hours, but finished the shoot of 34 outfits today, second day of shooting. Now it’s just the matter of selecting the images. For now, I’ll just leave you with a behind the scene pic. Tired, but still going out today! Ciao!
Today was the first day of shooting with Maison AboutforAbout, 17 outfits today and around the same amount tomorrow. It’s very exiting design and can’t wait to get the pictures out! In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek on a couple of the looks from today.
These are som extra pictures that I took on the shoot of my new fashion spread ‘Tarot’. I’ll be publishing these pictures as I get them dome. The first ones are of ‘The Fool’. Model Gustav from Team models.
On monday I was out, finally, doing the test-shoot for my fashion-spread project. It was raining all last week so it was good to get som nicer weather in time! Sandra was there to be my assistant. Mostly, she was smoking, carrying my coffee and chewing bubble gum while I was having a mental breakdown. Still fun though. And I have better grasp at what I’m gonna do for the actual shoot.
Yes indeed preparation. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done before I move to Milan later this month! One of them is to do a shoot next week, that will involve about 15 people I guess. Here’s a little clue of what it’s all about:
So I sent over the pictures from the photo-shoot with Martine Marbel to Universal Music. They went for 5 pictures including a cover for her next single! They wanted the cover in black & white, but I also liked the version with a vintage colour scheme look. What do you like?
New Single, scheduled for release in June: Martine Marbel – Fix this
Doing some editing, as usual, and thought I’d post more pictures from the photo-shoot with Norwegian actress Kristina Knaben Hennestad. Also, sent the promo pictures of Martine Marbel to Universal today – so hopefully they’ll chose one of them as the cover.
This tuesday I was in the studio, again, and did a shoot with my fabulous make-up artist Kine who did body-paint on the model. She was completely covered in gold. But again, I need time to retouch them! Also there’s some cool studio-pictures from last week as well.
Right now I have to run out and take care of some paperwork, but thought I’d leave a little sneak-peak of the look from tuesdays shoot.
Here is a couple of finished pictures from the photo-shoot I had on tuesday with actress Yngvild Støen Grotmol (yngvildgrotmol.com). She needed some promotional pictures and we did a few looks for her. One of the looks was the 50’s style (I have that one in colour as well, but I loved the more black & white feel to it) and the second one is a more basic, sweet headshot. In total we chose 7 pictures, and I’m still working on the rest. Also, today I did another photo-shoot with another actress, it went really well and we ended up with a bunch of pictures I’m gonna get done later on.
So, first blogpost – damn pressure! Fuck it. Here’s some lovely pictures from a shoot I did this monday for an article about Are Grongstad – a norwegian handball player. I based the look on early Marlboro ads.
First page – double spread
Page 3 and 4
Page 6 and 7
The day before, me and my friend Chimen went out to look for locations. We did a lot of test pictures in preparation of the shoot. Take a look