Ole Marius Fossen
started out as an eager teenager photographing his girl friends in nice dresses while working part time for the local newspaper. Then came the inevitable choice to take it to the next level, and that’s just what Fossen did by going to Fotofagskolen and then a decade of shooting professional models. Now, a seasoned photographer, he is developing the process of finding his form as a Fine Art Fashion photographer. Since 2010 Ole has been the official photographer for Heartbreak Management, Norway’s biggest modeling agency. He has been featured as a photographer on Britain’s Next Top Model with Elle Macpherson, and figured as a member of the jury for the TV-show DET NYE-Jenta (Tv2 Bliss).
His work is otherworldly, in this, his first feature on NAKID as one of our artists to watch, we showcased one of his many projects, H20. Over the years Fossen has created several series of work focusing on the interplay between natural nudity and sensuality and the elements. In the series H2O his models seem to be weightlessly adrift in a cosmic sea of natural forces. Strong and independent, the human figures are at one with the elements that surrounds them. With an alluring visual mix of depth and surface, the photographer invites us in to their world of perfect sensual balance between control and chaos. Nine prints from Ole’s H2O project were sold to a Norwegian billionaire art-collector, Stein Erik Hagen. These images are permanently exhibited at Hagen’s spa, The Well.