A couple of months back I had the opportunity to interview Norwegian based photographer Trine Thorsen. When I first laid my eyes upon Trine’s portfolio of work, it was love at first sight. I couldn’t resist digging deeper and she was kind enough to answer a few questions for me. Here’s the interview along with one of her gorgeous photo-shoots.
1. Hello Trine! Can you tell the readers a bit about yourself and your work?
I am a photographer for Norway working primarily with interior, food and lifestyle photography for magazines and advertizing agencies. My images are often light ,feminin, and my own work are often described as quiet and poetic. Also often described as the scandinavian style because of the wonderful light we have here. Using daylight or a combination of daylight and flash.
2. You are such a talented lady. When it comes to photography, what catches your eye the most and how would you describe your style?
I am good at spotting what I find interesting but it is hard to say exactly what it is. Everything beautiful and interesting for my eye. I especially love beautiful images, great recipes, tasty food, cute things, smart solutions, good ideas. Old design, redesign and new thinking. Rust, objects with soul and a lots of history.
3. Answer these…
You are inspired by: Films, books, great stories and all the wonderful things I see and experience while travelling.
Your worst fear is: Heights and loosing my creativity and ability to photograph.
If you had more money: I would pay of my debts and travel more!
You believe that: You can do anything if you set your mind to it and that the world would be a better place if it weren't for religion. Religion is causing all the war in the world.
4. Any tips/advice that you’d like to share with those interested in pursuing a career in photography?
Be focused, set yourself goals, work hard. Be prompt on deadlines. Be ready to work long days,evenings and weekends (it´s a lifestyle). Get your own style, don´t copy everyone else. And Good luck!