Hallvard Kolltveit fell in love with photography in Hawaii while doing his BA. The combination of action sports, mountains rising straight up from the ocean and the vibrant colours simply took his breath away.
The passion was further intensified in 2014 during a surf trip in Iceland. After a week of rain and miserable conditions, they finally got an amazing surf session going during sunrise on a black-sand beach in the middle of nowhere. The photos shot there at 3 in the morning Hallvard still considers some of his best.
As an action sports photographer you get to take part in the action. To experience the power of the ocean and share the special moments with friends. This is what made Hallvard decide to make it his profession. “When you do what you love, you end up spending so much time doing it that you eventually become very good at it. Then people will start paying you,” Hallvard explains. “That has been my mantra since day one.”