Geir Tønnessen is a photographer from Norway who keeps things simple, original, and puts a little bit of neat humor into his work. He lives and works in Oslo.All about Geir Tønnessen:AAP: When did you realize you wanted to be a photographer?
When i very young realized i had to release my creative urges, and since i am a shitty drawer/painter, photo
was my thing! And since i also like to be playful and humorous every day, i had to get it out some way!AAP: Where did you study photography?
I studied photography all by myself, spending many hour every day on the net looking at others pictures, by having a father reading art books to me since i was born, by going to a lot go art exhibitions home i Oslo and when visiting other countries and cities all over the world.AAP: How long have you been a photographer?
I got my camera when i was about five years old to my birthday from my grandmother. Something i enjoyed very much that time!AAP: What or who inspires you?
Other artists that with a lot of creativity and great new ideas. I love to find shoots by others that look like something i never have seen before.AAP: How could you describe your style?
My style is not easy to describe but i like to take creative artsy portraits, calm pictures of nature and early morning shots of cities.AAP: What kind of gear do you use? Camera, lens, digital, film?
I shoot both digital and analog. When i shoot analog, i use my Hasselblad 500cm with the standard 85mm Carl Zeiss and my Pratica LTL with a 50mm. When i shoot digital i use my Nikon d800 with Nikon NIKKOR 85mm 1:1.4G lens.AAP: Do you spend a lot of time editing your images?
I don`t use much time to edit on my computer, i like that my shots can be taken directly from the camera. So i general i just edit the shots just a little bit.AAP: Favorite(s) photographer(s)?
My favotite is Martin Parr.AAP: What mistake should a young photographer avoid?
Don`t think to much of technique! Just shoot and try to be creative and original!AAP: If you could have taken the photographs of someone else who would it be?
Martin ParrAAP: Anything else you would like to share?
Shoot first and ask for permission afterwards.