Eirik Halvorsen is a wedding photographer from Stavanger, on the southwest coast of Norway. We had his attention for 5 minutes to ask a few questions and find out more about this creative norwegian.
WUN: So, for those who don’t know you, who is Eirik Halvorsen?
Eirik: I am a Norwegian wedding photographer who live in Stavanger, on the southwest coast of Norway, and my main focus is shooting weddings.
WUN: So is weddings all you do or do you shoot other stuff too?
Eirik: Maybe three or four percent is other stuff like business portraits or other commercial work, but I only market myself as a wedding photographer. So everything regarding weddings and engagement shoots, wedding shows and maybe a little bit of family and maternity photos.
WUN: So basically, work that come in through contacts or referrals?
Eirik: Yeah exactly. So people can talk to me about all kinds of stuff but I usually say no or pass them on to other photographers.
WUN: We’ve seen some of the stuff you do for weddings and it’s really cool and creative. What is it that you’re looking for when you shoot? Do you plan ideas before you head out or how do you work?
Eirik: Regarding the journalistic side, I tried to pay attention to the places we’re in, what is going on and who is there. Where I live, well for me it’s not very spectacular and we don’t have any really awesome locations so instead of trying to find those locations I try to make any location look good. So I look for light and I look for lines and compositions that I can use and practically make anywhere look great. With portraits, I’m keeping it simple and use what I have around me at the time.