Motive. Get yours at

I am a Norwegian Amateur Photographer, living in the Western parts of Norway. Through photography I try to express the unique beauty and customs of the country I love so much. I have been on to Flickr since October 2007 and I have got to know a lot of great people here. I am a wheelchair shooter and I photograph my next ideas as it comes to me. I like to experiment a lot. Please feel free to give your comment both positive and negative critics is allowed.

Thank you for visiting.

Please don't add me in your contact's list if you aren't interested in my photos. If you don’t have an active photostream I will block you.

All images are available as prints or any other usage. I suggest that anyone interested in buying them should drop me a line. If you intend to use any of my pictures, whether it's for monetary gain or use on your website or any other usage, PLEASE, you need to contact me first before you use any of them. All rights of images are reserved.

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    tokek belanda (very busy) says:

    "Roy is a good friend at Flickr and a very talented photographer with a great eye for detail and composition. He takes you by the hand and shows you the beauty of Norway. His daily update about the lake in Sotra is strongly recommended and that's just one of his great ideas.

    Thank you for sharing your work and friendship with us, keep on shooting... :-)


    November 12th, 2010

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    anthonynixon17 says:

    "Roy is an excellent flickr friend,always honest and positive comments,his photography is of a good range of thought and composition,with a good background to his beautiful country,thanks for being my friend Roy,I always look forward to your postings.

    April 26th, 2010

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    S e l v i says:

    "Roy is such a warm & amazing person! A great photographer with a great eye for details & wonderful images! He has been a great flickr contact and beyond that for more than 2 years now! I appreciate all your comments and encouragements, My friend!
    Keep shining & feasting our eyes with your amazing talent!! *Hugs*"

    April 9th, 2010

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    ivlys says:

    "Roy shows us the beauty of his country, he is an exellent photographer and a wonderful loyal flickr-friend. I look for his
    photos every day and enjoy them.
    Thank you, Roy, for being a good friend. And thank you so much for your visits and wonderful comments!!"

    April 2nd, 2010

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    MadonnaJ says:

    ""Your works are inspiring and interesting The excellent colouring. I like your photos. They are very interesting! The excellent colouring and the subject matter of works.""

    March 9th, 2010

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    Don Iannone says:

    "Roy is a rare gem as a photographer and human being. He sees things many of us miss at times, and shares his discoveries and captures with us. I enjoy my visits to his photo page because I can count on finding something interesting and honest, and something that touches me personally. I am thankful to know Roy through Flickr."

    October 1st, 2009

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    Guylaine_B says:

    "Roy is somebody of important on my list of Flickr. He is very nice and encourages me with its supers comments… Its gallery of photograph is splendid and its work of quality with beautiful scenes is varied! Bravo mon ami (and sorry for my english)!"

    September 19th, 2009

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    planetlight says:

    "Roy has a great eye and talent for captureing the beautiful landscapes of Norway which I love so much ! He is a good & faithful friend who always inspires & encourages.Keep up the good work Roy."

    September 11th, 2009

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    Kelvin Wong (Away) says:

    "Roy is one of my close contact friend in flickr! He is such a talented photographer and always present us a wonderful peaces of art! His work totally inspired me very much and therefore I have to follow his latest work from time to time!

    More than that, Roy also a very supportive contact to have! He always spend his time to leave wonderful comment and fave his contact photos! what a generous and talented guy!! The Perfect Photographer!!!

    I am so glad that I knew him through flickr! Please add him as a contact if you haven't do so!

    Keep up the good work my friend!! Cheers!"

    April 1st, 2009

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    stevekeat images best viewed large says:

    "Roy is one of the nicest guys on flickr he always as time for people
    and really turns out some beautiful images especially from his country
    i thank you for sharing your wonderful shots Roy and being a wonderful fickr friend
    thank you Roy"

    March 4th, 2009

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    merriwild says:

    " Well what can I say about Roy, we have not known each other very long, but in the time that we have been flickr friends I have greatly enjoyed his beautiful photographs.Your kindness towards other people just shines. You never fail to comment with a kind and thoughtful message. You very obviously love your country and your dear Selma (and her new puppies) and this love makes your photographs so special and wonderful. If anyone has dropped in for a visit to Roy's stream, stop a while and have a look, you will not be disappointed. Thank you Roy for being a special person :))"

    March 3rd, 2009

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    ♥ Katie ann. Off more than on. says:

    "What can i say about Roy that hasn't already been said??????
    He is a kind considerate Warm human being..Has so much enthusiasum for other peoples work always makes you feel very special,and the warmth of his nature just shines through....
    His photo's are always a pleasure to look at, such stunning shots,
    Thank you Roy for you friendship, Help, and encouragement.
    You are a truely wonderful person."

    February 17th, 2009

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    Golden Emporium says:

    "Motive- / -Roy M is a great photographer, one of my favorites on Flickr.
    His work is an inspiration to all of us. I love the colours and the creativity on his photos.
    Thanks for being a good friend and for sharing your fantastic work!!
    It's always a pleasure to visit your stream!!!!
    Best Regards my friend!!"

    November 20th, 2008

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    scottnj says:

    "I have had the pleasure to know Roy here on Flickr for several months now. Roy has a deep appreciation for nature and his photos reflect that. I look forward everyday to seeing Roy's latest work.

    My only complaint about Roy's work is that by the time I get to see his latest photo he already had 70+ comments and I have trouble finding something complimentary to say that already hasn't been said.

    If you have not done so already add Roy to your contacts, you will not be sorry to see his latest photos when you open Flickr everyday.

    Roy, keep up the good work my friend! :)"

    November 9th, 2008

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    paprika ;-) Busy ... says:

    "For those of you who do not know Roy / Motive, let me just say
    that you have been missing out on some of the most beautiful pictures on flickr!!! He has such a deep appreciation for the natural world. He shows us beauty, that perhaps, we may just walk right past without notice. It is his eye for details, finding wonderful lighting, and searching for the perfect composition, that make him a true artist.

    I am so proud to call him friend...he inspires me daily. He is very
    supportive and kind, and I look forward to his comments. He is proud of his country, his family, and pets...all with good reason, they are all so beautiful!!! Thank you Roy, you are a ray of sunshine in my day!!!! ;-)

    Your friend,

    November 10th, 2008

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    beverleyplaya says:

    "oOo Roy ... we have not known each other very long, but in the short
    time that we have been flickr friends I have been impressed by your
    beautiful photographs and your enthusiasm towards other peoples photos and
    your kindness and interest that you show is a testament to you and
    the person that you are ... you have a love of your countryside, your dear
    pets which shines through ... this is in keeping with you and your
    special understanding of others. If anyone is visiting Roy for the first
    time ... lucky you ... for you will feel his warmth and kindness,
    you will return ... thankyou Roy, you are so special oOo"

    October 31st, 2008

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    antonio burguet says:

    "Roy is a very dedicated photographer, showing us what he sees through the lens of his camera. His photos of Norway really take me back there, so many memories of that beautiful country.
    He is one of the most reliable friends that a flickr person could have, he always have an encouraging and beautiful comment to make.
    All the best for you and your family."

    August 24th, 2008

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    rainbow magic. Taking a Flickr Break For a While. says:

    "Roy Is one of my Favorite flickr Friends, he is very good on support and kind, He has a Fantastic Photo stream, Roy comes up with something different all the time. I look forward to see his next photo. Roy is very faithfull and brightens my day, and also has a good heart.
    Thankyou Roy for being such a Lovely Friend, Big hugs to you.
    Your Friend, Rainbow Magic. x"

    August 23rd, 2008

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    Shabbir Ferdous says:

    "A perfect focus and lighting is Roy’s style complimented with interesting subject and great angle."

    August 3rd, 2008

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    GeirB, says:

    "Thanks for sharing all your nice and amazing pictures with us! You are a cool Flickr friend! Roy is also a great man who comments your shots, and give nice invites! I'm happy too be a friend of you! Have a great day and life!"

    July 18th, 2008

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    Mervyn Hector says:

    "I cannot imagine Flickr without Roy! He contributes all the time and is very creative. Roy has a variety of masterpieces and has captured something that everyone will like. He has a fantastic eye for photography and always ready to comment on one's work with sensitivity! Roy is a true flickr buddy who by his comments encourages one all the time. His motivation inspires one to do better. He is a soul of kindness with a sense of humour and always sees the funny side of life! Roy was really the first viewer to look kindly at my earlier work and my first contact! I have therefore benefitted tremendously by his encouragement. Many kilometres may seperate us but will not seperate him as my friend!"

    July 11th, 2008

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    Nikki O :-D says:

    "Roy was one of my first Flickr contacts and has become a dear friend. He also very loyally comments on my work and I appreciate it sooo much as I think his work is just GREAT!!!!! He has an excellent eye for spotting interesting perspectives and also has a wonderful sense of humour. Roy, keep posting and thank you for your friendship across many many miles. Maybe one day we'll meet. :-)"

    July 9th, 2008

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    ~♥~Semi Sweet~♥~ says:

    "I am a huge fan of Roy's a.k.a Motive, Not only is he one of the best photographers, His pictures and comments always inspire me to do better.
    His beautiful Captures of Norway have made it one of my top 5 places that I would love to visit in my future.
    I am blessed you are my friend & my contact.
    Thank you Roy for all you do."

    May 12th, 2008

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    XPAT in Poland says:

    "Roy has become a reliable and encouraging friend who always takes the time to generously comment on his contacts photos. He is also a great observer of natural beauty and has a good eye for composition, light and colour. His expressive and genuine comments make me try harder to achieve that elusive better or unusual shot.
    I am grateful that Roy has become a Flickr friend and I value our respective exchange of comments.
    I wish you all the best, Roy."

    March 31st, 2008

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    Chase Images says:

    "I can always count on Roy on a daily basis to be there as a friend. He is very passionate about his flickr friends and puts forth incredible feelings in his comments.

    His photography speaks wonders. He has a style that is all his own and that uniqueness always tells a story."

    March 13th, 2008

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    ☜✿☞ Bo ☜✿☞ says:

    "I'd like to echo everything said in the previous testimonial. If you are ever fortunate enough to make a friend and contact of Roy, you will not be disappointed.

    Not only does he have a strong photographic sense, but he is also strong on support and encouragement. Roy is a modest man and a valued friend. I enjoy his involvement in my Flickr life."

    March 11th, 2008

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    nighthawk3 (AWAY FOR SOME TIME) says:

    "Roy loves Nature, his surroundings and his country. That is evident in his wonderful captures. What he sees and experiences he manages to capture in a very artistic way.
    Roy is a talented photographer and has a good eye for composition and colours.
    On a personal note, Roy is a true friend and his comments are always genuine and constructive.
    I am glad I came across Roy, both for his photos and his friendship.
    Keep up the good work Roy !"

    February 7th, 2008

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