"As an artist and journalist, I was influenced by my teachers at the San Francisco Art Institute, the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography. I have also been inspired by Christopher Makos as a mentor, and by my traineeship with David LaChapelle and Magnum Photos. Looking back I notice how all stages and experiences have shaped me personally and professionally. Today, I strive finding abstraction, beauty and fantasy deep within our vivid and challenging reality. It inspires and motivates me to push boundaries and create insight into stories worth telling!

All my custom made products, such fashion, jewellery work and perfumes exist to communicate stories. All are like a personal diary to me! The pieces are creations which remind of selected events and relevant individuals."

Anselm Skogstad