New job, New Life- 新しい仕事新しい生活

The Artist in Kyoto, May 2019 令和1年の5月に撮った自画像

The Artist in Kyoto, May 2019

A few of you might have noticed a couple of changes to my website. The coordinator and guide sections are gone. This is because I started a new full-time job here in Tokyo from April, and so I have had to retire as a freelance guide and coordinator. I did one last gig as a freelancer at the beginning of April, but since that was finished I’ve been fully committed to work at my current company. It still feels a bit odd, for I have been working as a freelancer for as long as I care to remember and I’m still not used to going to the same place and seeing the same people every day. But everybody are decent and hard-working people, and the job is more than sufficiently challenging so I feel that I’m in an environment where I am able to grow.

More importantly, throwing away my life as a freelancer and settling into a more stable and secure position has freed me as a photographer. Now I can use my camera only to my own end. Only to express what I want. And I feel that this really has heightened the quality of my focus, and thereby also my results. There will unfortunately not be a post with pictures from April, the last month of Heisei, because I didn’t really get to take that many photos during my first month at the office. Stay tuned for May though, for I have been quite productive this month.


Only one photograph from April 2019. 平成31年の4月の一枚だけ載せましょう。

Only one photograph from April 2019.


The 17th of May, the Norwegian Constitution Day - 5月17日、ノルウェーの憲法記念日

Every day on the 17th of May in Norway we celebrate the 17th of May to remember the day in 1814 when we became an independent Kingdom. It is celebrated with a march, a speech from the king, cakes, sweets and treats, and a lot of flags. Since I live in Japan these days I won’t be able to celebrate the day with everyone back in Norway, but I will mark the day in my on way with friends and other Norwegian expatriates here in Tokyo.

Congratulations Norway! Here are some photos of years past to remember you by.



Constitution Day 20182018年の憲法記念日


Norwegian Natureノルウェーの大自然


Houses in Lærdalsøyri villageレールダル村のお家