Last week I were in Oslo photographing a magazine portrait for my assignment at Norsk Fotofagskole of Truls Svendsen known in Norway for his early days as a stunt reporter for Senkveld with Thomas and Harald and “Svendsen om Hansen og Jensen” at TV2, the enlightenment show “Kroppen”, “E6″ at NRK. Hosting Gullfisken, a commercial award he is best know for his dance stunt shaking his booty to Beyoncé’s Single Ladies. Another famous stunt he did during Senkveld was drinking a bit too much Martini at a James Bond-premiere. Videos can be watched in the end of this post.
So what was my ideas and thoughts behind my portrait-series of this crazy, fun celebrity? Since he is best know for his stunts and human shows I wanted to portrait Truls as more serious guy and not letting him play the comedian-role and take the easy way out dressing him up in a black body or giving him Dry Martini. Some of the inspiration for my photos is directly from male fashion and Anton Corbijns series of Magnus Carlsen (The Chess player) for G-Star Raw using the urban environment at Grünerløkka as a clean backdrop.
The first portrait I took was up in Thorvald Meyers-gate in a backyard close to Seven-Eleven and the second portrait was taken at Internasjonalen.