Writer of fiction, commentaries and articles, blogger, voracious reader, language mechanic, techie, gadget freak, car nut, photo blurrer and Norwegian at Large.


My name is Gunnar Helliesen and I live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. I owe my appreciation of light and color to the depressingly long and dark winter nights of my native Norway. My interest in photography was originally ignited in me by my dad, when he gave me a Kodak Instamatic camera when I was only 9 years old. I've been shooting ever since.

I have deep love for shooting on film, but these days I do most of my work on DSLRs and various digital devices. As the old saying goes, the best camera is the one that you have with you,

My overarching ambition is to create images that pop. Please let me know if you think I have succeeded.