Olih is a professional photographer and Photo Guide based in Reykjavik, Iceland.
His successful career as a photographer traces back to his early teenage years, hovering around his mother’s work in one of the most popular studios in Reykjavík. Olih graduated as a system analyst and with photography being his main hobby. For years, the camera was never far. Over time, his designer skills grew through his IT specialization and Olih became a pioneer in 3d designs, Web design and tutored different classes in IT and Photoshop.
Strongly passionate about photography Olih started freelancing in 2009. It was then in 2011 that he took a giant step turning his passion into a full time career. Simultaneously studying photography at the New York Institute of Photography and at The Technical College of Reykjavik, to widen his horizon. Moving away from his day job in advertising and focusing on professional photography, his talent and passion advanced onto a new plateau. Gradually he established himself as a photographer with a reputation of effortless combinations between nature and fine arts in his portraits.
Olih co-founded EnRoute in 2012 through which he offers photography services, bespoke workshops and photo tours around Iceland and several other countries.
Fellow travellers on his tours report of his wealth of knowledge about photographic technology and his excellent guiding skills with great knowledge of Iceland; the sagas, the history and geology. Olih is a brilliant mentor with years of experience in teaching both computer skills and photo editing as a background. He easily sweeps people onto new dimentions with his adventerous enthusiasm to capture the perfect photo and in addition has a very distinct humour, encouraging laughs on his tours which makes people seek his company as much as he enjoys theirs. Along with Oli´s photography expertise, he is a fountain of knowledge on the island´s politics and everyday life with honest and refreshing attitude.
Although he has already made a treasure chest of invaluable images from Iceland, Olih tirelessly seeks new footage and perspectives and on his adventures to do so finds great joy in introducing and sharing his findings with new people.
Olih’s published work include e.g. books, websites, magazines and newspapers and he holds excellent production knowledge and experience in photography.
Tel.: +354 868 22 38