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.
Opsahl's oeuvre includes it all, his work has been presented in several exhibitions including "Bjork - Venice / Stockholm" at Barbeint in 1995, "Deadscapes" at Henie Onstad Art Center in 2005 and "Ask The Dust" at the Stenersen Museum in the summer of 2009. In 2015 he published the book "Seigmenn" by Cappelen-Damm, documenting a 22 year long collaboration with the rock group. (Ina Otzko)
Bjørn Opsahl is a Scandinavian ambassador for Leica Cameras and collaborates with ProFoto and Interfoto.
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Adele, London 2015
Uma Thurman, Stockholm 2014
Joel Kinnaman, Stockholm 2014
Seigmenn, Oslo 2014
Untitled (Tsunami dog, Baan Nam Khem)
Jared Leto, Stockholm 2014
Robyn, Oslo 2010
Untitled (aha, Mojave Desert, California)
Untitled (aha, Andalucia)
Untitled (Yellow kitchen, Hollywood)
Untitled (Superman, Hollywood)