They say no one likes less to be photographed than the photographer. After all, they know what looks good and not. That might be the reason there are so few good portraits of me, as I seldom like to be photographed, and am too conscious about all the rubbish rolling of the conveyor belts of the cameras of friends, students, family and every other photographer who bothers pressing the button for the case of me. Just do a Facebook search, and you know what I mean.
Enjoying it or not, everyone needs a picture to tell their story, and the same applies to me. Luckily I know one of the best young portrait photographers around. I enjoyed a nice couple of hours with Jan Ivar at Hå gamle prestegård just to talk about photography and enjoy the Jæren winter landscapes. Unfortunately Jæren wasn’t photographable, but I was – or at least Jan Ivar thought so. So while having the chance to catch up on photo gossip, he burned a gigabyte of images, and being the serious and clever guy that he is, a few hours these images landed in my mailbox. And you know what: I think Jan Ivar managed to do the unmanagable. To photograph some nice portraits of me that I can use where such images are used. this doesn’t prove that I enjoy being photographed, nor that I am very photographable. But it proves that Jan Ivar is a very talented photographer, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for someone to graph them.
Now my question is: Which one do you prefer? Do the PollDaddy thing and tell us.
And to Jan Ivar: Thanks a lot! I’m looking forward to working with you in the future.