Meet Sølve Sundsbø A Norwegian born fashion photographer based in London. He learned his craft as Nick Knight’s assistant in the 1990s, has made a name for himself with fantastical images that defy belief.
Sølve Sundsbø considers photography his “calling” and traces his desire to capture fantastical images with a camera back to a moment early in his life. “I was walking home from school in Norway as a very young boy, probably about 11 years of age, and there was a bush absolutely covered in really fine ice and the light was shining from behind it. It looked incredible. I thought, ‘Wow, I need to know how to photograph that.’ I wanted to keep that moment because it was so special.” The transfiguration of a roadside shrub into an extraordinary spectacle through the effects of light and ice captures the alchemic quality of Sundsbø’s photography, which often uses light to lend the human body an otherworldly aura.
He has built a portfolio that many would dream of, with stacks of editorial for the likes of Vogue Italia, Vogue China, Love, W, i-D, The New York Times and The Face as well as a roster of commercial clients as long as your arm, including Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Hermès and Givenchy.
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