⚡⚡⚡Day 100-100 Presenting BJØRN OPSAHL 'Untitled (Superman, Hollywood)'
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Bjørn Opsahl b. 1968, Oslo.
Fearless to the point of recklessness, with a love for photography that encompasses his whole existence,
this is Opsahl's way. As a passionate art photographer he was the first photographer to debut at the renowned Henie-Onstad Art Centre as main exhibitor in 2005. His desire to create on every level and through all mediums since he began his career in 1992 has made him one of the most sought after photographers in Norway. He works independently, selects his projects carefully and coins himself a 'culture photographer'.
Opsahl teaches photography and directing at Bilder Nordic School of Photography and Elvebakken High School.
He has held hundreds of workshops and lectures around the country since 2005. In 2011 he began his work with the Scandinavian talk show Skavlan, a commitment resulting in something otherworldly. His photos have been published in international magazines including Rolling Stone, Elle and Financial Times. Opsahl is well known for his intense, honest portraits of the world's biggest celebrities and cultural personalities. Here he reveals the versatility that keeps him in a place of constant creation, whether it be in the glossy confines of a studio, or in a warzone. «I had bought a huge black Cadillac Escalade, and hunted pictures in Hollywood. I pursued Superman every morning on his way to work at Hollywood BLVD, and slowly rolling photographing through the car window with cars honking behind me. He had become accustomed to the black car that followed him and it was not until day 4 when he left home with the Supergirl cape over his arm that I got my shot. He probably had different dreams when he moved to Hollywood than to be photographed by a stalker as he passes by what was then called the Kodak Theatre (which houses the Oscars), with star maps in a box on the sidewalk»