N o r w e g i a n   E y e


I was raised in Montana and graduated from Flathead County High School in 1965.

In March of 68', I was drafted in the Army and was given my first camera, a used Fujica 35mm Rangefinder to take with me on my tour in the army. After being discharged I started reading everything I could about film, lighting, filters, and composition. I purchased magazines such as Look, Life and Sports Illustrated, news publications, travel magazines, anything with photographs. I studied the publications for the best photographs, trying to understand what made them standout above the others.

I enrolled in Bellevue Community College and took classes in photography and darkroom techniques and worked for the college newspaper as Sports Editor my 2nd year. During the end of my two years at school, I teamed with a writer friend and did some freelancing for magazines. Our first article was published in 1975, and my first color spread was published in 1976. I worked for the magazine the next few years and produced 3 covers and numerous photo assignments see my Facebook page under albums and publications.

I returned to Montana in the winter of 79’ and my wife (Teresa) and I moved to Polson after being hired by the Polson school district in 99’.  I retired in the summer of 2011 and suddenly had time to practice photography again.  

I am currently an exhibiting member of the Sandpiper Art Gallery in Polson, a member of the Made in Montana Program, I was the Featured Artist on July 5th, 2014 at the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana and have Photographs and Note Cards for sale at the Museum.   In June thru July 2015, I was featured in a Art show at the Sandpiper Gallery.   I currently have Photographs on display at the Kalispell Regional Healthcare's Healing Arts Galleries and in the local Vine and Tap and have Note Cards for sale at Gull Printing and Signs in Polson, Montana.    I am a member of the American Legion and a volunteer driver for disabled veterans.

If I have an idol or someone I look up to in photography, it would be Ansel Adams. I still visualize my photographs today using the Zone System as best I can. I know I don't measure up to his eye, but I can keep trying.

I hope you enjoy the mood and feelings my images project as much as I love capturing, composing and framing them.

Thank you,

Larry Kjorvestad “The Norwegian-Eye”