He began his career in the theatre, co-founding the "Théâtre X" company.
In 1988, he took a highly successful series of black and white photographs of human figures reflected in distorting mirrors. Several books followed.
In 1993, he became interested in uncontrolled postures, plunging his subjects into darkness in a studio and 'painting' their outlines with a beam of light, the intrusion of light creating accidents of form. In 2007, he took a complete break from studio work and produced a powerfully dreamlike series of photographs of children in Africa. He then became a teacher, running workshops in Norway and elsewhere.
He began working with colour in 2010, revisiting the same themes and taking inspiration from classical paintings. Today, his works form part of some of the greatest public collections such as:
The Museum of Fine Art, Houston (USA)
Musée de la Photographie Charleroi (Belgium)
Museo de Arte Moderno de Vitoria Artium (Spain)
Maison Européenne pour la Photographie, Paris (France)
Museet for Fotokunst, Odense (Denmark)
Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne (Switzerland)
The New York Public Library, (the Spencer Collection), New York
Musée Civico Farnese, Piacenza (Italy)
Musée Ken Damy, Brescia (Italy)
Galerie Robert Doisneau , Vandoeuvre (France)
Musée Vamn Reekum, Apildoorn (Holland)
The Polaroid Collection (USA)
Galerie du Château d’eau, Toulouse (France)
Fotomuseum in Mölkau, Leipzig (Germany)
Manfred Heiting collection
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