From the Field
"This place isn't like the rest of Romania"

“This place isn’t like the rest of Romania”

-This place isn’t like the rest of Romania, says 28 year old Irina Cozma, a manager at the corporate department of Orange, the telecom company, about the gated community in which she lives. She describes Cosmopolis as “a nice quiet place” unlike the rest of Bucharest. She has lived here for 6 years now, and...
Åsa Sjöström covers sextremism

Åsa Sjöström covers sextremism

A couple of weeks ago I decided to attend the Femen Spring Boot Camp that was held in their headquarter in Paris. I have had contact with Femen Sweden -Jenny Wenhammar who I pictured for a feature article in GP a couple of months ago. She was going there so it trigged me to go...
MOMENT’s Constitution Day project

MOMENT’s Constitution Day project

Shopping for tents, setting up the the studio, rigging video and fine tuning the schedule is in full swing. Tomorrow is D-day for MOMENT’s Constitution Day project in Bergen, Norway. We will be posting live updates on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter throughout the day tomorrow, so stay tuned to #momentagency. So while Bergen is one...
Back on Rockefeller Road

Back on Rockefeller Road

It’s been almost seven years since I first drove up Michigan Hill and on to Rockefeller Road outside Richford, upstate New York. I stopped at the sign with bullet holes through it, that tells the story of the world’s richest man – John D Rockefeller being born on this spot, in the middle of nowhere....
Trading places with Edvard Munch

Trading places with Edvard Munch

It is hard to describe the surreal feeling it is, watching the images of Edvard Munch being removed from the walls. Your own images scattered across the room to get the correct sequence and replace this great master. The morning of November 8th these events were unfolding in Trondheim Art Museum, on the day before...
With a little help from my friends

With a little help from my friends

Normally, I work as a documentary photographer, but sometimes I have to make divergent assignments. One of these assignments was yesterday’s studio shootin´ where I was supposed to take pictures of this year’s upcoming Lucia. In Sweden we have many traditions. One of all is when we celebrate Saint Lucia with a Lucia-procession. In the Nordic countries...
Hunting barns in Norway #3

Hunting barns in Norway #3

Dilapidated barn in the aircraft noise at Romerike south of Gardermoen airport. – Oddleiv Apneseth  
Hunting barns in Norway #2

Hunting barns in Norway #2

Sigvald Johansen was the last farmer in the suburbs of north Ammerud outside Oslo. I came across this old picture when I was photographing Sigvald’s barn between the large blocks. – Oddleiv Apneseth
Hunting barns in Norway #1

Hunting barns in Norway #1

In Østfold, eastern Norway, this week. The big farm Alby has a history dating back to Viking times, and is also housing the gallery F15. Alby has a barn that was considered for the exhibition of Edvard Munch’s paintings. Currently F15 is exhibiting “Munch Moss” (Moss is a small town in Østfold), one out of...
Photographing the norwegians on constitution day

Photographing the norwegians on constitution day

Moment is photographing Norwegians celebrating Norway´s Constitution Day – May 17. In a big tent in the heart of Bergen people are invited into the Moment tent to have their picture taken. If you are in Bergen today you are most welcome to stop by.
Seeing the exotic other

Seeing the exotic other

I was assigned to shoot the singer and performer Sofia Jannok  for the Swedish magazine Filter. When I called to decide time and place, I noticed she was pissed off. The magazine had suggested a picture of her dressed in something Sami, posing in a winter landscape. That had annoyed her. I was a bit...
The Man who started the Falkland War

The Man who started the Falkland War

On May 4th 1982, british tabloid The Sun published the legendary front page “GOTCHA”. On May 4th 2013, british tabloid The Sun took out a full page advert in an Argentinian newspaper warning president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to keep her “hands off” the Falkland Islands.  Consequently British flags and newspapers are burned in Buenos...
Come, for all things are now ready

Come, for all things are now ready

“Mom!!! Put me to bed” says Johanne (9 y.). An hour later, her father Anders is back from office with the eulogy for tomorrows funeral. From the children’s room on the second floor Johanne and her two siblings hear the sound of a guitar playing and Anders’ voice singing a psalm from the kitchen downstairs....
Cars and a burger

Cars and a burger

Why does the Chinese express restaurant at Røra in Inderøy have a big hamburger on the roof? Burger = Chinese? I’m in Knut Egil Wang’s stomping ground. At Inderøy. No wonder Knut Egil had the urge to move to California when he is raised with a very big hamburger on his doorstep. I’m on the...
Election Night in Chicago

Election Night in Chicago

Electing a US president is not a trivial affair. Neither is covering a presidential race - especially if you are not doing it for an influential US publication - but even then, as I have learnt from the photographers I met on the road. Those who travel with the candidates, their publications paying through the...