/ 2017 / Fine Art / Landscape

Desert Cathedral

Located near the border between Utah and northern Arizona, the
tranquil Antelope Canyon is like a vibrant underground cathedral
where every step exposes a unique scene of depths of exquisite
contrast and brilliance.

It's a spiritual and sacred place. Tranquil and mystical. A quiet
reverence. A special work of art created by nature. An
unimaginable blend of glowing pastel colors made brilliant by
cascading beams of sunlight rays from heaven above that
illuminate an artful collection of sculpted sandstone in infinite
shape and form.

As an artist I am compelled to create images that provoke an experiential reaction from the viewers, but also to reveal the fragility and grandiose nature of landscapes; I aim to capture a mixture of the sublime together with the fragility of the environment at the hands of human exploitation.

My work is celebratory by design and creates an intimate storyline with the underlying message that beauty can only be comprehended with the contrast of decay or destruction. I aim to pose questions, to reveal both beauty and loss.

Awards 2022
Norwegian Professional Photography Awards
1st Place Fine Art
3rd Place in Norway

Hasselblad Masters
How we Bleed the Earth, Our Guilt and Shame + Finalist - Aerial

Anthropogenic #6 + Loan
Anthropogenic #7 + Merit

Zeus + Silver

Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
Silver Medalist
Enchanted + Loan Collection
White Angel + Merit Collection
Valhalla Rising + Merit Collection
Yemaya + Merit Collection

Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3) 2019
White Angel + Bronze

Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) 2019
Valhalla Rising + Gold
Oneiri + Bronze
Sentient Beauty + Bronze

International Color Awards 2019
Desert Cathedral + Honorable Mention
Gaia + 12th Photoshow Awards Nominee
Buffalo + 12th Photoshow Awards Nominee

Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP)
Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 - Finalist - # 6 in Europe

- Individual Image Awards 2019
Valhalla Rising + Distinction Award
White Angel + Merit
Chimera + Merit
Golden Hour + Merit

One Eyeland
- World`s Top 10 Black & White Photographers 2019
#1 in Norway

One Eyeland Photography Awards 2018
Photographer of The Year – Norway

Tokyo International Photography Awards (TIFA) 2018
Valhalla Rising + Bronze

Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3) 2018
Golden Hour + Bronze

Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) 2018
Enchanted + Bronze

One Eyeland Awards
- World`s Top 10 Black & White Photographers 2018
#5 in the United States

One Eyeland Awards
- World's Top 10 Landscape Photographers 2017
Title Winner - #8 in the World
#2 in the United States

One Eyeland Photography Awards 2017
Gaia - Bronze

Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3) 2017
Desert Cathedral + Silver

Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) 2017
Golden Hour + Silver

Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
- International Photographic Competition 2016
Chrysopelea + Merit Collection