Interview by 1X:
Christer, please tell us about yourself, your job and other hobbies.
I’m born in 76. Living in Molde, Norway. At the moment I’m working with marketing. My hobbies beside photography is music
How and when did your interest for photography start?
I have been interested in photography since I was young. But it wasn’t until 2012 I found out how many possibilities a camera has and started learning more about it.
How much does Instagram mean to you?
I used much time to learn how Instagram as a social platform worked.
A place to inspire, share and get inspired.
What is your favourite account on Instagram?
I don’t have any favourite, but these people inspire me and they are incredibly good in different ways..
(Tap the names to visit their instagram profiles and websites)
@merichakan– Meric Hakan
@frankjs71 – Frank-Johnny Sæther
@merveceranphoto – Merve Çevik
What is more important to you, the mood/story behind your images or technical perfection?
In the beginning I tried to capture the mood on a technical good way, but now I’m more interested in trying to capture the moment.
How do you find your locations? Is there extensive research behind or more of a spur of the moment find?
Im so lucky to live in a place where I’m surrounded by a fantastic nature where we have aurora, beautiful sunsets and the famous Norwegian fjords and mountains. That leads to many spears of the moment pictures.
If you could go on a photography trip anywhere, where would you go?
India, Indonesia and Africa.
Nature is the main component in your photos, how come this is your favourite subject to photograph?
That is because I live in a place where I’m surrounded by a fantastic nature.
What gear do you use (camera, lenses, bag)?
Canon 7D Mark II
Canon EF70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
Canon EF-S17-55 f/2.8 IS USM
Tokina AT-X 11-20mm F/2.8 PRO DX
Canon EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
SIGMA 30mm 1:1.4 DC ART PRO
What software do you use to process your images?
Photoshop and Lightroom
What would your most important advice be to yourself in the beginning, when your photography interest started?
Composition and the golden ratio is always the basic for a picture to be perfect for me.
If you had the chance to meet any photographer, dead or alive, who would you meet?
Erling Birkeland (died in 1972 -Foto Birkeland)
Kåre Kivijärvi (died in 1991)
I have already met Paul Nicklen and It was an honor to meet him.
Are there any specific directions that you would like to take your photography in the future or any specific goals that you wish to achieve?
I have as a goal for the future to use the camera as a tool to show all the injustice going on in the world.
Which of your photographs are your absolute favourite?
My Girlfriend Anne-Merete is looking over to Blue Mosque from inside Hagia Sophia.
Istanbul – Turkey
My girlfriend Anne-Merete looking at the sunset. Look at the symbol of her dress (this we discovered afterwards)
Antalya – Turkey
Playing with flashlight
I was so lucky to meet this little cuckoo in 2014
I caught this one night (no matter what it is?) Beautiful it was anyway.
Always fun taking pictures of the birds that my mom feeds