In 1995 Sølve Sundsbø moved to London to reside, prior to this, he was born and raised in Norway. An important figure in fashion photography today, his imagery is striking, and he is known for his visual experimentation within the image. With enduring respect within the industry some of his clients include Cartier, Dolce & Gabbana and Italian Vogue. One of his most important works includes the exhibition ‘Perroquets’ and the Alexander McQueen retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
At the beginning of his career he struggled and doubted his ability to make a living as a photographer, especially after receiving comments in regards to what he was doing with his work. These very uncertainties,though, led to what his work has become renowned for. Sundsbø’s work has incorporated almost every technique in the book and off the books in photography including the use of X-Ray, 3 dimensional scanning to high tech manipulation.
His career took off when he became Nick Knight’s assistant whilst studying at the London College of Printing. During the spring of ’99 Sundsbø was voted best newcomer at the “International Festival of Fashion” in Hyeres.