I'm called Anders. Born on a southwestern island in Norway, called Karmøy, where the four seasons seems to argue whos stearing the wheel on a everyday basis. It's been four years since I decided to grow out of the nest, to learn how to fly in this big world. Somehow I ended up on a creative field of study in Kristiansand, something I've never explored before. It felt right.
After a year, I decided to move to Stavanger for photography studies. I also decided to open business and become a freelance photographer. Why not, I thought. After the first semester, I happened to cross over an assignment for a big national newspaper, which led me to other assignments and clients. I also shot some weddings and other events. Besides that, I worked as a guard and occasionally stepped in as a substitute teacher for classes in multimedia. In the end of year 2013, I quit all my jobs. I wanted to do something new in 2014, although I had no idea what.
The last semester was an emotional ride through hell for me. I was going through a lot of things. I woke up every day closer to the edge. I'm grateful for that experience. Fortunately, we were introduced to the artsy side of photography at that time, which was a game-breaker for me. I learned how to express my emotions into frames, which felt incredible rewarding and meditative. It was like breathing while being under water. I made it into a book-project where I explored the expressive world of photography, but more importantly it was an journey through my inner life. I finished the book, and had a exhibition in Haugesund. About the same time I also graduated from school, and won a best-student-work award. It was almost time for me to take a break, just had to do several weddings.
I moved back home to Karmøy, into a caravan. It was beautiful summer, the best we've seen. Finally I had the time to think through things. I got into writing, and started to write down all my thoughts and emotions. I also happened to cross over a spiritual book, which awakened something extraordinary inside me. That book led me to similar books, which eventually inspired me to travel the world. I decided to buy a oneway ticket to Morocco. Why Morocco? No idea. But I loved it. I witnessed beautiful nature, got to know some incredible people and discovered a deeper understanding of the world. I also continued to read and write while I was travelling. For the first time in my life I could feel my spirit rise, like a sunrise.