Born in 1957 Drøbak, Norway.
Morten Qvale graduated within the graphic industry, and started TIQUE, Norways first international fashion magazine.
As the Editor-in-chief at TIQUE, Morten used every chance he got to study with the masters he hired,
such as Guy Bourdin, Bill King and Terence Donovan among others.
Being curios and eager to learn, he quickly picked up his own camera, and started shooting his own work.
Pursuing a career in photography, he left TIQUE and moved on to shooting international campaigns for clients such as
Oscar De La Renta, Jourdache Jeans, Adidas, H&M, Synsam, Riccovero, Garnier, Jan Thomas Studio, David Andersen, Langaard Jewlery, First Hotels, IBM, Reebok and editorial clients such as Vanity Fair, ELLE International, L’officiel, Schön, Mens Heath, Azzarenko, to name a few.
He is a highly sought after photographer for his technical ability, amazing use of lighting and his witty sense of humour.
Morten’s beautiful art photography of both landscapes and nudes are sold to many well-known art collectors world wide,
and is based out of his newly opened gallery in the busiest part of Oslo.
1995: New York.
2000: Shoot in a tent: Internasjonal film festival in Haugesund, filmens Hus in Oslo.
2005: Galleri Kunsthuset Oslo
2007: Galleri Kunsthuset Oslo
2012: Preus fotomuseum, Saatchi og Saatchi reklamebyrå.
2014: Qvale Galleri Oslo
2013: Qvale Galleri Oslo
2015: Bølgen og Moi Oslo
Morten had his first solo exhibition with “Shot in a tent” during the Haugesund film festival in 2000.
An exhibition in which he shot 30 celebrities during the same festival the year before, in 1999.
It was also exhibited at “Filmens Hus” in Oslo in 2000.
In 2005 and 2007, Morten had 2 separate solo exhibitions in the “Kunsthuset” gallery, and is today represented at
Morten has directed several commercials for Adidas, Synsam, Garnier, Kristian Aadnevik,
and music videos for Tone Damli, Lars Jones, Sichelle, Elisabeth Andreasson among others.
Morten also started and runs Norways leading studio for both film and photography, Zone 5 Studios A/S, in central Oslo.
Morten Qvale is a official Hasselblad photographer – read more here…