Interview with… Snorre Nygren

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Snorre Nygren is a 21 year old Norwegian student who loves photography. He lives in an eastside Oslo apartment with some friends. When he isn’t giving an honest attempt at studying, or taking pictures, he likes to ride his skateboard and play with his rock and roll band.

1) When did you start to think about photography?

For about 2 or 3 years ago.


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2) What does it mean photography for you?

It’s a fun hobby and something to keep me busy. I like the satisfaction I get when a photo comes out good, and that the photographs contain so many memories.


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3) Witch kind of photography do you like more?

I like all kinds of styles… It doesn’t matter as long as I like the image itself. I tend to like pictures of people a lot more than pictures of for instance bridges or landscapes though. And I do like it when there is some humor in the photo, or something unusual is happening. 


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4) When you take a portrait, what is important to you?

The light, the place, or that there is a good idea behind it.


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5) Do you think it’s important to follow a school to learn how to shoot?

Not really, if you’re motivated you can teach yourself a lot very quickly. And if you need to learn how to use a camera, you can ask your daddy.


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6) What’s the photo you want to take and you never did?

There are a lot of them. When I go out thinking I don’t need to bring a camera, I always see stuff I’d like to photograph. Like drunks urinating in the middle of the street, or girls on motorbikes with far too short skirts. 


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7) What’s your photo-mission?
That’s something I rarely think about. At the moment I’m happy to just carry a camera around with me and take pictures if anything interesting should occur, and hope that other people will find the pictures interesting as well.

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