About Jørn’s work:
What Sir Paul Smith said: “Great, great, great photos!”
Some of Jørn’s clients: VCCP, Winkreative, Mini, Honda, 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
My sons and I
Kind of bio:
I am from Norway but I work and live in Hackney with my beautiful wife and our two wonderful 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 two and left as three with a baby two years later. Now we have a great home in Clapton, London, near the River Lea.
Every now and then I work on personal projects to develop my photographic style and to feed my curiosity. I like to document people in various situations and communities. I have made one photography book – The Norwegian Way – 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. It’s been a great journey in using real people on location; crossing documentary style with a commercial output. I am 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.
Jørn – London, December 2015
It’s only photography but I like it!