Where it all started
It all started back in the early 00’s in the small town of Rykkinn - aka. RK1 - , Norway. In order to be able to hang out more with his two friends making their way to becoming snowboard pro’s Olav joined them in the slopes after school.
“I started snowboarding because of Alek Ostreng and Stale Sandbech – I don't know if I would have started that early if it wasn't for them. RK1 is where everything pretty much started in every sense”, says Olav.
He was 11 when he first picked up a camera. A year later he took his first snowboard photo and got his first photo published in a major publication. Being talented and hanging out with the RK1-crew put him in a position to have a career in photography long before he actually had to think about making money.
Fast forward to today, and we're talking to one of the best lifestyle photographers in the business.