Olav is from a place just outside of Oslo, named Rykkinn (RK1, for those of you who know).
He first picked up a camera at the age of 12. A year later he took his first snowboard-photo and got his first photo published in a major publication.
From a desire to expand and challenge himself, Olav began working with musicians and artists. He shot the first ever press photos of Kygo, which was the start of being Kygo’s trusted photographer for 3 years.
Now you see him working with artists such as Justin Bieber, G-eazy, Snoop dogg, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, Jaden Smith, Steve Aoki, Bebe Rexa, Zara Larsson, Dillon Francis, Alesso, iLoveMakonnen and many more.
It-boy and go-to-photographer Olav Stubberud is now the Nobel Peace Prize photographer, going in for the 3rd year in the team.
By the time he had finished elementary school and was starting junior high, Olav Stubberud was travelling all over the world shooting snowboarding, while at the same time displaying a reflective array of styles. He quickly became known in the snowboard industry. At the age of 17 he was nominated as Photographer of the Year. Only two years later he won Picture of the Year at the Norwegian Snowboard Awards, making him the youngest winner ever of this award. Two years after this he also won Video of the Year with his childhood crew RK1, this made him the only one holding two awards in both video and photo.
He then continued working with the biggest profiles and clients in the snowboard world.
“We met Olav a few years back and he’s always been a close friend of ours. We recently started working with him and there is no one more dedicated to their work and doing the best work possible for his clients. He captures moments better than any photographer we have worked with in the past and dude makes our crew look a lot cooler as well!”
– The Chainsmokers