Can you give any advice on location hunting for landscape photography?
I typically start out by browsing through my Instagram and Tumblr feeds. Once I find a place that looks interesting I’ll start to dig a little deeper by searching through images based on that location. If it looks like a place that I think is worth checking out I’ll start planning how to get there.
Your time lapses capture such beautiful serenity of time in such beautiful bite-size motion images. Does your thinking process behind these moving images differ from your still photography?
The technical and compositional aspects of it are pretty much the same. What influences my decision to create the moving images is if the scene is something that will greatly benefit the impact of seeing actual movement. An example of this is that a single still image of long star trails is beautiful in itself but sometimes seeing the movement of the sky across the horizon makes it a whole different experience.
What stories are you hoping to tell with your film work?
In regards to my work in film I’d like to show a sense of youth. It is a great time of growing and learning and making mistakes. I think it is something that everyone can relate to as we have all been there or are currently there. I think that a lot of the times when we are younger we can’t wait until we are older, but as you get older you start to think a lot about when you were younger. So ultimately I want to capture these moments in my life and express to people how lucky we really are to be alive.
What project(s) are you working on at the moment?
I just finished a short independent to be submitted to the Orange County Film Fest and I am also working on two other short films, one is in the writing phase and the other is in pre-production.
Tell us about your photography work with kids. How did this come about and where has this taken you since?
I started teaching kids photography because when I was younger it was always something I wanted to learn about and didn’t get the opportunity to until I was in high school. So basically this program takes kids with an interest already and gives them a creative outlet for their ideas. As they get older they can branch into other mediums like film work, still life photography, or pretty much anything else they can put their mind to. Once in high school they have a chance to learn all aspects of film production and camera use during summer workshops that translate into their high schools film program. The program has really just grown into a group of creatives wanting to give back to the community by cultivating the creative arts.
Where are your favourite places to explore in Norway? Tell us a little about them.
Bergen is the prettiest city on the country. It’s full of rain, art, nice people, colorful umbrellas and beautiful flowers. It’s also surrounded by seven small mountains, which makes it so foggy, green and just so gorgeous. It’s a city in the middle of nature.
Jotunheimen national park is the home to the talles mountains and a lot of glaciers here in Norway. It has a lot tourism, but it doesn’t kill the charm. It has small lakes, rivers, plenty of waterfalls and tall mountains that almost always has snow. It’s the heart of this country, and also what triggers our nationalism. It makes me feel so small and insignificant, but it makes me feel free in so many ways.
Lindesnes is a small town at the point furthest down south here. It has a famous, beautiful lighthouse, and you can se the ocean and all it’s powers, with the waves crashing and hugging the shore. It’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever been, and I love going back there.