Stian Andersen is one of Norway’s most renowned music video directors and photographers. For the last 20 years he has travelled the globe working for both Norwegian and international clients in music, fashion, advertising as well as documentary photography and commercial film.

Stian Andersen is one of Norway’s most renowned music video directors and photographers. For the last 20 years he has travelled the globe working for both Norwegian and international clients in music, fashion, advertising as well as documentary photography and commercial film.
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MUSIC

MUSIC

Stian has directed music videos for artists like Karpe Diem, Robyn & Royksopp, Highasakite, Gabrielle, Morten Harket, Kvelertak and Susanne Sundfør. The music videos have racked up more than 40 million views on YouTube alone.

His music videos and documentary films have collected numerous awards across Europe as well as in the States and have been showcased at film festivals in (almost) every corner of the world.

As a photographer, Stian has more than 50 album covers under his belt, shooting with the likes of Royksopp, a-ha, Astrid S, Highasakite and Alan Walker, and has photographed artists like Prince, Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson, Daft Punk, Leonard Cohen, Beastie Boys and Oasis to name a few.

In 2017 he took the creative collaboration with Highasakite a step further when they gave him the job as the creative director for the band’s triumphant sold-out show in Oslo Spektrum Arena.

Stian has directed music videos for artists like Karpe Diem, Robyn & Royksopp, Highasakite, Gabrielle, Morten Harket, Kvelertak and Susanne Sundfør. The music videos have racked up more than 40 million views on YouTube alone.
His music videos and documentary films have collected numerous awards across Europe as well as in the States and have been showcased at film festivals in (almost) every corner of the world.
As a photographer, Stian has more than 50 album covers under his belt, shooting with the likes of Royksopp, a-ha, Astrid S, Highasakite and Alan Walker, and has photographed artists like Prince, Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson, Daft Punk, Leonard Cohen, Beastie Boys and Oasis to name a few.
In 2017 he took the creative collaboration with Highasakite a step further when they gave him the job as the creative director for the band’s triumphant sold-out show in Oslo Spektrum Arena.
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PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

His pictures have resulted in several books published by Aschehoug, Gyldendal and Forlaget Press. Among these are the award-winning «Turboneger Fotografier 1993-2009» and «a-ha Photographs 1994 - 2010».

In 2013 one of Stian’s photos of the band Dum Dum Boys was selected as the motif for an official Norwegian post stamp.

In addition, his work have been published in editorial mastodonts like Vogue Magazine, Der Spiegel, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Guardian, Stern and the Sunday Times.

His pictures has resulted in several books published by Aschehoug, Gyldendal and Forlaget Press. Among these are the award-winning «Turboneger Fotografier 1993-2009» and «a-ha Photographs 1994 - 2010».

In 2013 one of Stian’s photos of the band Dum Dum Boys was selected as the motif for an official Norwegian post stamp.

In addition, his work has been published in editorial mastodonts like Vouge Magazine, Der Spiegel, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Guardian, Stern and the Sunday Times.

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EXHIBITIONS

EXHIBITIONS

When he was invited into the very inner circles of the a-ha universe in 2000, he was already one of Norway’s leading photographers. Working closer to the band than any photographer before him, he documented the band’s every move; in private jets, hotel rooms, recording studios, on stage, back stage, at rehearsals and sound checks.

The art project «a-ha Photographs» had Stian traveling with the band to 20 cities in twelve countries, resulting in a book and an exhibition that has been on display at Stolper & Friends Gallery in Norway and at Strand Gallery in London. The next chance to get a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the world and workings of Norway’s biggest musical success will be in Tokyo, Japan.

The critically acclaimed Turboneger exhibition «The Silent Side of Rock’n’Roll has toured galleries all over Norway for several years, and was last shown at The Rockheim Museum in Trondheim. Other exhibitions include «Backstage Sessions» at Øyafestivalen 2014 and Popsenteret Museum in 2015, "The First Subterraneans" by Mardou&Dean in Stockholm and Oslo, «Icons» at the Urban Pop Op Art Gallery in 2016,  and the retrospective exhibition at the The National Museum of Photography, Preus Museum in 2018.

 

When he was invited into the very inner circles of the a-ha universe in 2000, he was already one of Norway’s leading photographers. Working closer to the band than any photographer before him, he documented the band’s every move; in private jets, hotel rooms, recording studios, on stage, back stage, at rehearsals and sound checks.

The art project «a-ha Photographs» had Stian traveling with the band to 20 cities in twelve countries, resulting in a book and an exhibition that has been on display at Stolper & Friends Gallery in Norway and at Strand Gallery in London. The next chance to get a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the world and workings of Norway’s biggest musical success will be in Tokyo, Japan.

The critically acclaimed Turboneger exhibition «The Silent Side of Rock’n’Roll has toured galleries all over Norway for several years, and was last shown at The Rockheim Museum in Trondheim. Other exhibitions include «Backstage Sessions» at Øyafestivalen 2014 and Popsenteret Museum in 2015, "The First Subterraneans" by Mardou&Dean in Stockholm and Oslo, «Icons» at the Urban Pop Op Art Gallery in 2016,  and the retrospective exhibition at the The National Museum of Photography, Preus Museum in 2018.

 

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DOCUMENTARY

DOCUMENTARY

In 2014 Stian Andersen and Morten Kjoelberg made the infamous documentary film "The Return to Mouthatal". about the legendary rock’n’roll band Backstreet Girls. The film was shown at cinemas in Norway and on Norways largest commercial broadcaster TV2.  The film recieved the first price for best foreign documentary at the Indie Fest Film Awards in LA

In 2014 Stian Andersen and Morten Kjoelberg made the infamous documentary film "The Return to Mouthatal". about the legendary rock’n’roll band Backstreet Girls. The film was shown at cinemas in Norway and on Norways largest commercial broadcaster TV2.  The film recieved the first price for best foreign documentary at the Indie Fest Film Awards in LA.

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COMMERCIAL FILM

COMMERCIAL FILM

In Norway, Stian is signed to the production agency Pravda for commercial films, and has directed commercials for e.g. Citroën, Choice Hotels, Tv2 and DNB Bank.

For music videos in UK and US Stian is represented by Las Bandas.

In addition to the before-mentioned people, Stian’s clients include Ricky Gervais, Universal Music, Cecilia Brækhus, Aschehoug Forlag, Citroén, Sony Music, Øyafestivalen, Janelle Monae, A-ha, Levi's, The New Yorker and author Jo Nesbø.

In Norway, Stian is signed to the production agency Pravda for commercial films, and has directed commercials for e.g. Citroën, Tv2, Choice Hotels and DNB Bank.

For music videos in the UK and US Stian is represented by Las Bandas.

In addition to the before-mentioned people, Stian’s clients include Ricky Gervais, Universal Music, Cecilia Brækhus, Aschehoug Forlag, Citroén, Sony Music, Øyafestivalen, Janelle Monae, A-ha, Levi's, The New Yorker and author Jo Nesbø.

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Commercial Films in Norway:  
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Music videos in UK/US:
Las Bandas Be Brave
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