For a decade I have been photographing on a project together with my brother. He founded the suspension team «Wings of Desire» in 1992 and has since then hosted Oslo SusCon gathering people with an interest in hanging from hooks thru the skin. I have been following the events as often as possible, taking pictures.
For a long time we wanted to make a book, and when Wings of Desire had its 10th anniversary in 2012 we made our book «Learning to Fly».
In 2007, my father, Jon Håvard Fjell, made the book «The Artist’s Story,» about his father (my grandfather) the artist Kai Fjell. It is a close and personal book about Kai Fjell’s life and art, based on sound recordings and conversations collected by my father.Creating this book has been a dream my father had for many years, that he finally got the opportunity to make. It was an honor for me to be involved in the project as the photographer of the book.
«Ten Years of Pain» is the first book I made together with my brother, Håvve Fjell, based on my pictures and Håvves tekst. He founded the group Pain Solution i 1993, and the book covers the first ten years of his history as an performance artist and Fakir. The book was funded by Hertervig forlag in Stavanger in 2003. We had the book release with a Photo exhibition and performance in Stavanger kunstforening.