Photo by Alex Miller (@liquidverve)
I am excited to start in this new adventure of blogging. I have been thinking about this for a while - and now that I have some fun adventures ahead of me in the near future I thought it would be the perfect time for me to start a blog to bring you along on the fun!
Now, before the craziness starts, let's talk about me for a second! (I know, typical Millenial-talk, right?) My name is Mari Ørstavik, which I'm guessing you already knew since you're on my website. I grew up in Norway, and after spending the 19 first years of my life there I decided to pack everything up and move to Los Angeles to attend The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. While at The Academy I didn't only learn about acting - I also learned so much about myself. I have grown immensely as a person since coming to LA, and the biggest thing I have learned is how much I NEED to create. If too long goes by without me having a chance to be creative I am so miserable. I've always been a creative kid, but I never realized just how big of a part of my life it is.
After graduating I quickly discovered another form of creating I loved - which is photography and modeling. Capturing a moment and a feeling in a picture feels so incredible, and I have grown so much over the last year learning how to work as a model and working on countless of shoots. I love meeting new people and learning about them and their stories.
I have also been really lucky to become a part of the TGS Collective, which is an amazing collective consisting of photographers, models, musicians, make-up artists, stylists - you name it. Lead by the incredibly inspiring Alex Morehouse, it's a real coming-together of artists of all kinds and I am so happy to have met so many creatives who share the same vision as me. If you want to check out the TGS website, click here.
I am excited to start this blog as a new creative outlet and to take you along on the journeys and shoots I'm going to experience!
If you have any questions or anything you would like for me to blog about - don't be shy to reach out! I am so happy to start this new chapter and to share it with YOU!