- As a photographer, I work with both analog and digital. I have previously worked in advertising, press and portrait but I did not find my place before I began working with art and decoration, this as well as publishing books has been my passion. I am trained in the classic photography with darkroom and fiber prints and am glad that I master the ancient techniques. Working in the dark only handling the light, making negatives into positive is magic and is sacred to me. That is like poetry and life. Sometimes I prefer to explore photography in various media, sometimes framed on such as fabric, steel and acrylic glass or regular tempered glass. I like to see the photos in another form and creating more dimensions. I try to capture the stillness, the inside and go beyond the surface, trying to get the little breath of something that one normally wouldn’t see… the little movement or the light that falls. I started using a lot of lamps and equipment, but now I tend to use mostly natural light. I studied in Edinburgh college of art and have range of experience both in portrait, music, decor. My passion in life in general -but to capture the "unseen". "the unspoken" "the shadows." These last years my work tend to move in a minimalistic- abstract language and this is where I find my peace.

I have published books, many exhibitions and won the first prize in national contest in Norwegian Goldsmiths in 2001. In 2015 I started a co- working space for photographers in Studio Stavanger with the partners Alexander Chesham and Andrea Ribeiro.



Siv Sivertsen   

Kvitsøygaten 30    
4014 Stavanger    

Norway  
siv@studiostavanger.no
mobil + 47 952 50 665