About Jørn’s work:
What Sir Paul Smith said: “Great, great, great photos!”
Some of Jørn’s clients: VCCP, Winkreative, Mini, Honda, Carl’s Cars, Monocle, Forbes.
Jørn is based in London, with a second office in Norway.
Mobile phone +44 (0)790 998 5094
Email jorn [at] tomter.net
This is me!
I am from Norway but I work and live in Hackney with my beautiful wife and our two wonderful and chaotic sons. I studied photography at London College of Printing, but that seems to be an awful long time ago. I never managed to leave London, with the exception of two years in Berlin where my wife and I arrived as a couple and left with a baby two years later. Now we have a great home in Clapton near the River Lea.
Every now and then I work on personal projects to stay sane. I like to document people in various situations and communities. I have made one photography book about youth in Norway, published in 2007 by Generation Yacht, and I am currently making magazines about the residents in my neighbourhood around Chatsworth Road in east London.
I am also lucky enough to be paid to take photographs. Over the last few months I have enjoyed working on a series of projects with VCCP in London taking portraits of local people in various neighbourhood for their client Barratt London. My favourite commissions always include meeting new people. I am a good at reading people and find it easy to get strangers’ trust. Photography is a wonderful ticket in to people’s lives and a great tool to make small and big stories. It’s not always true to reality, but it is a great way to record fractions of it.
I am a big supporter of protecting the creative industry and the work produced by its people. All my work is copyrighted. To syndicate or re-produce any photographs on this website or any photos taken by me you will need a written permission to do so. There are good causes in life worth helping out, which I do from time to time with great pleasure, but in general I do not think you should ask photographers to work for free! If you can’t pay for the services required by others, you should probably stop what you are about to make.
Jørn – London, November 2015
It’s only photography but I like it!