Absolute Music 101

So, do you actually need a photographer sweating way through the photo-pit at a concert? With tons of lenses and dumb, huge cameras? Or could you just use your iPhone-thingy?

And why are lots of international megastars™ insisting on arranging the worst working conditions for photographers? Limiting shooting time to a minute, positions over hundreds of meters away. On the side. And in pitch dark? Why these restrictions? We only want you to look good.

Below are 101 shots I’ve done up through the years, in no order, and I’m proud of every one of them. I couldn’t do any of them using a cellphone, and I couldn’t do any of them without access and time to do a decent job.

1 – Slipknot

Slipknot, Oslo Spektrum
Slipknot, Oslo Spektrum

2 – Nico & Vinz

3 – Jay Z

Jay Z
Jay Z

4 – Yeasayer

Yeasayer
Yeasayer

5 – Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails

6 – Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande

7 – Florence + The Machine

Florence + The Machine @ Øyafestivalen
Florence + The Machine @ Øyafestivalen

8 – Pusha T

Pusha T - Hovefestivalen
Pusha T – Hovefestivalen

9 – Stormzy

Stormzy @ Øyafestivalen
Stormzy @ Øyafestivalen

10 – Slayer

Kerry King, Slayer - Øya 2013
Kerry King, Slayer – Øya 2013

11 – Mastodon

Mastodon
Mastodon

12 – Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse

13 – Neil Young

Neil Young
Neil Young

14 – Rammstein

Rammstein, Valhall Oslo 2012
Rammstein, Valhall Oslo 2012

15 – Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles
Crystal Castles

16 – Madonna

Madonna
Madonna

17 – Rihanna

Rihanna
Rihanna

18 – Cezinando

Cezinando
Cezinando

19 – Euroboy

Euroboy of Turbonegro at Øya 2008
Euroboy of Turbonegro at Øya 2008

20 – Silvana Imam

Silvana Imam
Silvana Imam

21 – Honningbarna

Honningbarna, by:Larm 2012
Honningbarna, by:Larm 2012

22 – Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg @ Hove
Snoop Dogg @ Hove

23 – Amulet

Amulet
Amulet

24 – Håkan Hellstrøm

Håkan Hellström
Håkan Hellström

25 – OFWGKTA

OFWGKTA
OFWGKTA

26 – Manheads

Manheads
Manheads

27 – In Flames

In Flames
In Flames

28 – Frk. Fryd

Frk. Fryd
Frk. Fryd

29 – Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters
Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

30 – Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John
Sir Elton John

31 – Action Bronson

Action Bronson

32 – Melvins

Melvins
Melvins

33 – Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe
Janelle Monáe

34 – Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco

35 – Goldfrapp

Goldfrapp
Goldfrapp

36 – Tyler, The Creator

Tyler, The Creator // OFWGKTA

37 – Røyksopp & Robyn

Røyksopp & Robyn, Øyafestivalen 2014
Røyksopp & Robyn, Øyafestivalen 2014

38 – My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance

39 – The Weeknd

The Weeknd
The Weeknd

40 – Seinabo Sey

Seinabo Sey
Seinabo Sey

41 – Arif

Arif
Arif

42 – Neneh Cherry

Neneh Cherry
Neneh Cherry

43 – Outcast

44 – Queens Of The Stone Age

Josh Homme // Queens Of The Stone Age
Josh Homme // Queens Of The Stone Age

45 – Fans!

People

46 -Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber

47 – Gallows

Gallows
Gallows

48 – Future Island

Future Island
Future Island

49 – Years and Years

Years and Years
Years and Years

50 – Satyricon

Satyricon
Satyricon

51 – Faith No More

Faith No More
Faith No More

52 – Lindstrøm & Christabelle

Lindstrøm & Christabelle
Lindstrøm & Christabelle

53 – Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire

54 – Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons - Hovefestivalen
Imagine Dragons – Hovefestivalen

55 – Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding - Hovefestivalen
Ellie Goulding – Hovefestivalen

56 – Whales And This Lake

Whales And This Lake, By:Larm 2016
Whales And This Lake, By:Larm 2016

57 – The 1975

58 – First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit - Slottsfjell 2014
First Aid Kit – Slottsfjell 2014

59 – Maya Vik

Maya Vik @ Øyafestivalen
Maya Vik @ Øyafestivalen

60 – Deafheaven

Deafheaven
Deafheaven

61 – Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne - Oslo Spektrum
Lil Wayne – Oslo Spektrum

62 – James Blake

James Blake - Øyafestivalen
James Blake – Øyafestivalen

63 – Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix - Hovefestivalen 2014
Martin Garrix – Hovefestivalen 2014

64 – Haim

Haim
Haim

65 – Ane Brun

Ane Brun
Ane Brun

66 – Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey

67 – Lamb Of God

Lamb Of God
Lamb Of God

68 – The National

The National
The National

69 – Lykke Li

Lykke Li
Lykke Li

70 – Siri Nilsen

Siri Nilsen
Siri Nilsen

71 – Bits Between

365 – 46 – Bits Between / by:Larm 2013
365 – 46 – Bits Between / by:Larm 2013

72 – Enslaved

Enslaved
Enslaved

73 – Jamie XX

Jamie XX
Jamie XX

74 – Pulp

Pulp
Pulp

75 – Deadmau5

Deadmau5
Deadmau5

76 – Bring Me The Horizon

Bring Me The Horizon
Bring Me The Horizon

77 – John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen

John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen
John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen

78 – 120 Days

120 Days
120 Days

79 – Billy Talent

Billy Talent
Billy Talent

80 – Alan Walker

Alan Walker + Highasakite
Alan Walker + Highasakite

81 – Susanne Sundfør

Susanne Sundfør
Susanne Sundfør

82 -Kvelertak

Kvelertak
Kvelertak

83 – Skrillex

Skrillex, Hove
Skrillex, Hove

84 – Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar

85 – M.I.A.

M.I.A.
M.I.A.

86 – Paramore

Paramore
Paramore

87 – Miquel

Miquel
Miquel

88 – Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix

89 – Trash Talk

Trash Talk
Trash Talk

90 – Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine
Bullet For My Valentine

91 – Vince Staples

Vince Staples
Vince Staples

92 – Kanye West

Kanye West
Kanye West

93 – Truls

Truls
Truls

94 – Biffy Clyro

Biff Clyro
Biff Clyro

95 – Lars Vaular

Lars Vaular
Lars Vaular

96 – Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean

97 – Refused

Refused
Refused

98 – Odd Future

Odd Future
Odd Future

99 – The Strokes

The Strokes
The Strokes

100 – Kelis

Kelis
Kelis

101 – Muse

Muse
Muse

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