About me

I have always been interested in photography since my youth, starting with a very basic Agfa camera in the 70s.
In 1983, when our first child was on her way, I upgraded to a Mamyia SLR camera with a 28-105mm Ozawa zoom. 
After a few years living on Gran Canaria (Spain) using various extremely basic digital cameras I upgraded to a Sony DSC-H5 mega zoom camera with close-up filter and an extra "tele-adapter". Not a great camera optically, but great fun and with endless of decent possibilities.
My first DSLR was a Canon EOS 550D with an EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM in 2011. We had just moved back to Norway.
When I crashed it, the next camera was a Canon 60D with a Sigma 150-500mm "Bigma II" and a 50mm Canon 1:1 macro.
Next upgrade was Canon 70D/wifi with an EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM lens, a Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS, a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM 1:1 and a GPS module.

In 2018, turning 60 and with a worsening health problem, I was fed up with hauling heavy photo equipment. Thinking back to the happy Sony DSC-H5 days, I decided to sell all my stuff. For a long period most of my photos had been shot with an iPhone 5s...
The sale paid for a beautiful "everything-in-one-package" high quality, 1kg only Sony RX10m4 camera (by some claimed to be the worlds best "compact" camera). I'm 100% sure it is everything I'll need in the oversee-able future!

My main goal when taking a picture is to try to show the rest of the world something they have missed because:

  • it was too far away
  • it was too small to notice
  • it happened too fast
  • they simply weren't there when it happened

I also like to make people aware of interesting or beautiful things in general or even to show things from a maybe unusual angle.

I love birds and to try to get good photos of the species I see.
I love taking 1:1 macro shots of insects!
I also like to take nature/landscape images in general.
Since summer 2016 I have also been a keen 360ยบ photographer.

I'm a "now and then" photographer because of my not so good health, In good periods, I can shoot thousands of photos and then nothing for a half year. For the same reason, I always have a huge backlog of not published or even edited photos.

Why no portraits or pictures of people? It is very simple. People around me usually don't like it when I point the camera in their direction. I don't think it is right to post pictures of people on the Internet without their approval.

I really appreciate constructive critic of my photos. I know most of them could be improved, but very often I don't know how - so please tell me!

I am a retired music teacher and musician.   If you're into "light music" you could have a listen to my Soundcloud recordings.
I also have a recording of "Autumn Leaves" with a slideshow on Youtube and a timelapse video with a recording of "Misty". Yes - I know "Mist" and "Misty" is not the same, I just needed an excuse to use the recording. Both are played on the Akai EWI USB.