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I had the pleasure of working with talented Fashion Designer Andrija Sala-Christopher a few weeks ago, where we shot her graduate collection at RMIT University. The series was published on Coeval Magazine last week. Have a look at the feature here.
For her Major Project, she has continued following her interest and exploration of political and historic subject matter, from her point of view that fashion is an evolving visual language of communication. Her collection, ‘The Disappeared’, considers the topic of censorship by looking back to the tyrannical reign of Joseph Stalin and the extreme processes that were used to manipulate and control the Soviet people.
Makeup by Maddie Levett, hair by Angela Oulsnam, styling by Grace Louey, model is Ashlee Anne Scotland at Giant Management Melbourne.


Emma Håkansson

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of working with this natural beauty from Scene Model Management in Melbourne. Makeup and hair was done by talented Mariska Harasymiw.

Sydney Weekend

Just recently I had a friend from Norway visiting me in Melbourne for two weeks. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that much in such a short time frame before. We went to Sydney the first weekend, picked up a car at Melbourne airport when we got back and headed to both Phillip Island and Great Ocean Road the next coming days. We saw everything from kangaroos to koalas crossing the road.
Unfortunately for my friend visiting, I had to fly to Edinburgh the next weekend to attend another ANSA board meeting – which was incredible. I’ve heard so many nice things about Edinburgh and I was lucky to finally be going there as I fell completely in love. There were so many wonderful buildings in one place.
The last few days before she had to go home and continue her studies in Norway for the semester, we enjoyed the Melbourne sun and incredible food.

Gender-Free Zone

The last issue of my magazine was recently published and along with the release I also redesigned the website, which you can check out here. Talented writer Zara Ali wrote an article about gender segmentation and how it constrained the fashion world years ago. For her article I photographed stunning May-Helen in rather masculine, though still feminine, clothes from Acne Studios, Levi’s etc. 


In April I was contacted by Pjong!, a Norwegian online culture magazine, and was asked if I wanted to take some photos for them. Along with the series I also wrote a little article about my passion for photography and why I went to Australia to pursue it. It’s written in Norwegian, but you might as well head over just to enjoy all the amazing content on their website. Model is the gorgeous Hanna Friis from TEAM Models.

ANSA 2015/16

Last weekend was rather unusual. I travelled from Melbourne to Oslo for the weekend to attend my first meeting as a representative of ANSA’s Main Board. I know, it was a long trip for just two nights, but it was definitely worth it. The woman at the passport control in Melbourne thought it was strange too. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten that many questions when arriving Australia before. She probably knows more about ANSA now than any average Norwegian studying abroad.
And the last week has been painful because of heavy jet lag. My hopes are up, though, and it feels like this is the last day of messed up sleeping rhythm. Hopefully. In 3 days I’m off again to attend ANSA Singapore’s annual general meeting. This year is probably going to be one of the most exciting years of my existence.

Hammer and Tong

After going through Broadsheet’s website for some good cafés in the Fitzroy area for a nice Saturday lunch, my friend Steph and I ended up on this cool place just off Brunswick Street. With the good feedback and interesting menu, you could expect it to be busy during lunchtime on the weekend – which it clearly was.
After waiting for just 10 minutes, we were seated and quickly decided to order the ‘pollywaffle’. Halfway through the Nutella-coated waffle I remembered how sick I feel after sweet meals and almost regretted not getting the braised mushrooms with eggs on cornbread instead. The overall food experience was good – especially the iced latte (oh, how I will miss Melbourne coffee). I can definitely recommend getting your lunch here if you’re visiting Melbourne.
After thinking about it, I probably should’ve called this post ‘Melbourne Food Critics nr. 1’.