Ole Marius Joergensen
My name is Ole Marius Joergensen. I am what you call a photographer.
Born in Norway, still stuck in Norway.
I have always been fascinated by the world of creativity. Always had a drive, a need to create… so it’s kind of art by accident that I ended up with a camera.
The camera hasn’t always been my friend. Former friends are music, painting and film.
It came to me when I was about 18-19 years old but as a film camera. It was films I wanted to make… Big Hollywood films. But it’s a long and winding road from Norway to Hollywood, so I ended up as a photographer.
I love 1800s paintings, how they use the light to express themselves and their surroundings. I love how Hollywood films use the light. So for me, it’s all about light.
I love to combine natural light and external light when shooting outside. In my studio I only use strobes, which gives you full control of the light.
It was during photography school (2002-04) that I learned about Annie Leibovitz and how she uses lights like Hollywood films do. I was in love within seconds.
Humor, surrealism and questions are also important spices for my visual meal.
My visual look is very cinematic and always has been. It just feels right to me to make cinematic images. I am making the movie I never got the chance to make.
I feel more like a story creator than a storyteller. Sometimes I can be attracted by a building/place, sometimes I have an idea on a piece of paper.
Lately I have been fascinated by who and what made me into who I am today, as an artist. So I made a series which shows their impact on my visual language… Like Hopper, Spielberg, Lynch, etc. See the images above.
To make these images I need equipment. I am not very interested in brands and technology. They are, to me, just tools nothing more. But you need them. When I find something that works for me I stick with it.
My working process is very much the same process I learnt from film school. Idea, location, models, making sets and post-production. I usually shoot during dusk or dawn to get that soft quality from the ambient light.
Here is my list of tools I use for my outdoor images.
Hasselblad H3D + HC 35mm f/3.5 + HC 80mm f/2.8
Manfrotto 052B + Induro BHD2
Broncolor silos L
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Broncolor RFS 2.1 camera remote
HAHENL Captur receiver/ transmitter
Fog Fury 1000 fog machine
Kipor Sinemaster – IG770 generator
Duct tape, coffee, cheap color filter, my uncle