International adventure and commercial photographer Sverre Hjørnevik based in Norway.

About

Born in 1975 I grew up at the west coast of Norway in a small town called Voss. The village sits in a location surrounded by snow-capped mountains, forests, lakes and fast flowing white water rivers. This has led to its development as a notable center of skiing, water sports, skydiving, paragliding and other adventure sports. Voss has and still is the home of many world-class athletes. As almost any other kid from my town, I grew up with sport and nature as my playground. This is where I got my strong love for the outdoors, friendships, sports and photography. Besides photography I invest time in Jujitsu, skiing, mountainbiking, touring, deerhunting and my family. Married to Elisabeth, father of Maja and Filip.

My photography experience started at the age of 14, with my first camera. Inspired by local nature photographers, my surroundings and wildlife was my first love and focus. Somehow, in spite of my passion for photography I did not think of it as a career. I ended up studying at the Norwegian university of police. Yes, I am one of those self though “it started as a hobby” photographers. After almost 10 years as a police officer I finaly realized what I really wanted. With my wife pregnant, I quit my job and deliverd my badge and cuffs in 2011. By this time I had already done assigments for clients since 2005. When I finally resigned I already had a good list of commercial clients.

I am a lover of bigscale landscapes and people using nature as a playground. I love colors and contrast, the simplicity in the midst of complexity, black & whites, working with action in a large environment and also the quiet untouched landscapes. Photography has every thing to do with love for what you shoot, and there is a lot that inspires me. I am proud of the fact that I can be just as enthusiastic about shooting the local kids, as I am shooting some of world best skiers, a new car model, or just the sunset over my home town. Travel is important to me, and I am happy that some of my assignments bring me to places I have never been before. For more information, idea discussions, business enquiries or assigment appointments. Check out the contact info.

Timeline, awards & partners

2021 – Partner and content producer in agency Mediesmio
2021 – Main camera Sony A1 with effective Pixels (Megapixels) 50
2018 – Full time content producer for travel company Norways best
2018 – Changed to Sony cameras and left Nikon
2016 – Winner of “Kings of Dolomites” two categories – Landscape & Action
2014 – Silver in National Championships Gullsnitt category – Commercial photography
2011 – Became a Nikon ambassador for europe
2011 – Resigned from the job at the norwegian police force after 10 years
2005 – First payed assignment for norwegian skimagazine “Friflyt”
2005 – Bought my first digital camera Nikon D70 (Effective Pixels (Megapixels) 6.1)
1990 – Young photographer of the year awards (15 years old)
1987 – My First camera. A Nikon FG-20 (analog film camera).

Clients

Mitsubishi
Norrøna
Myrkdalen
Åsnes
Fjord Norway
Field Productions
Friflyt
Globeracer
Helly Hansen
Redbull
Warren Miller
Sweet Protection
Swix
Devold
Skanska
Floibanen
AltaFHS
Flaam
wideroe
Norwaysbest_
Statnett
Vasser

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Northern Norway driving for Peugeot. Check out the story in the Stories section of my website.
Northern Norway driving for Peugeot. Check out the story in the Stories section of my website.
Winter biking with the kids for Trek Bikes Norway
Winter biking with the kids for Trek Bikes Norway
Bikes, views & cinnamon rolls in Tyin area with Eivind and his crew for Grei Oslo.
Bikes, views & cinnamon rolls in Tyin area with Eivind and his crew for Grei Oslo.
Hiking in Jotunheimen alps with crew Norrøna
Hiking in Jotunheimen alps with crew Norrøna

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