Temporarily closed: Magical Music Tour

On account of the Covid 19 (Corona virus epidemic) we have had to close our exhibition venue No 18 Kulturkafe temporarily. We are sorry for this, but will reopen as soon as it is safe. In the meanwhile, enjoy the art at our online gallery!

About the exhibition: What happens if you combine a keen interest in photography with a heartfelt love for music and stage performance? You´ll probably guessed; a whole lot of art-photos of musicians!

Our new artist Per Ole Hagen has photographed concerts for twenty years. Since working as the head of music at Norway’s largest radio station, NRK P1 and later as the manager of music rights at NRK, he has attended numerous concerts and festivals during the years, always bringing his camera with him. This has resulted in photos of more than 2000 different artists, from the biggest international names like Kris Kristofferson, Grace Jones, Marianne Faithful, Patti Smith, Lou Reed and Neil Young, to lesser known artists and bands.

Through his professional life Hagen has worked with music in many genres – live, recorded, as a performer, journalist and pedagogue. When he photographs, he seeks to catch those special moments when we come close to the core; the magic moment where the artist conveys his or her musical soul.

When he photographs concerts, Hagen uses two cameras with a variety of lenses. This way he can catch the whole stage, and at the same time get close to the artist. The picture files are edited individually to bring forth what is important in the motive.

Since 2016 Hagen has been teaching music business at the University in Oslo, and he also works on a documentary film and film related projects. In 2018 he was approached by Getty Images, and since then he has been one of their contributors, having been published in Rolling Stone Magazine, Billboard, NME, People Magazine, Guitar Player, Harper’s Bizarre, Forbes and several other publications. In 2019 he won second prize at the Preus Museum’s music photography competition.

During the years Per Ole Hagen has held numerous exhibitions. In 2012 he exhibited photos from the Norwegian black metal scene, “Norwegian Metal in Concert”, at Galleri MAP in Oslo.  This exhibition was later shown in Warszawa, Lithuania and in Lausanne, Switzerland in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

All the pictures are printed on an Epson Surecolor SC-P800 on PermaJet Fine Art matt paper, 271 – 285gsm, depending on the size. View photos for sale

Adress: No 18, Kulturkafe
Skagen 18, Stavanger (NO)
Opening hours: Closed until further notice