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My picture was published in The New Yorker magazine

November 7th, 2008 · 44 Comments

Some months ago I was contacted by an employee at a magazine called The New Yorker. They had found one of my pictures on the world wide web and wanted to use it in collage that were to illustrate a fictional story. The picture they found was of some clouds hugging a mountain. I didn’t think the picture was my best, but it probably was perfect for the artist at The New Yorker.
It is very nice to get recognized like this and of course get paid for your work. It makes it worthwhile to get out and take more pictures of all the beauty around us.

Here is the picture The New Yorker used:
Photo of clouds hugging a Norwegian mountain peak

Now the story is published in The New Yorker and if you want to check out the story and collage with my picture check out this link.
You can see my other photographs of mountains here.

Tags: Clouds · Mountain · Norway Norwegen Norge · Sky

44 responses so far ↓

  • 1 prin // Nov 7, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Congratulations!!! I’m so proud for you! It is an awesome picture and it is about time you got the “paid” recognition you so richly deserve. Maybe this will lead to much more recognition and much more pay 🙂 The New Yorker is a prestigious magazine with a wide circulation…hope you still remember us little folks when you reach the big time 🙂

  • 2 Jussi Koiranen // Nov 7, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Wow. That is a stunning photo! Is the picture taken from Norway, could be from Iceland aswell… Or is it from Brazil?

  • 3 Book Calendar // Nov 7, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Congratulations on being featured in the New Yorker. That is a very big step in being recognized. I really enjoy your photographs.

  • 4 OregonArtGuy // Nov 7, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Nice pic, congrats!

  • 5 Shinade // Nov 7, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Congratulations!! This is truly an honor and I am sure you are so excited. I have always loved all of your work. You are a fantastic artist with the camera!!

    I hope many other offers will follow!!:-)

  • 6 roadgurl5 // Nov 7, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Congratulations! A beautiful photo that deserves the recognition!

  • 7 HART (1-800-HART) // Nov 7, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Congratulations! Does that pay well? Even though they seemed to massacre your picture by photoshopping it .. your name looks good in print at the bottom as the source!

  • 8 Pua // Nov 7, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Congrats from Hawaii to Norway! You must feel really good about this photo going international.

  • 9 Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage // Nov 7, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Congratulations!!!!! That’s a stupendous achievement!

  • 10 Brangus Weir // Nov 7, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Very good!
    The New Yorker is a very prominent magazine. I dont read it much, but it certainly catches the eye of real artist types. You may be getting more calls in the future

  • 11 carmel44 // Nov 7, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    simply stunning. i hope this was not the first time that you have been recognised.
    your photography is amazing. congratulations.

  • 12 timethief // Nov 7, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Your photography is breathtaking. I’m so happy for you. 🙂

  • 13 KnotGypsy // Nov 7, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Congratulations! Well deserved, as your photographs are absolutely gorgeous.

  • 14 Marian // Nov 8, 2008 at 12:43 am

    Congratulations – I love the picture and to be chosen for The New Yorker – WOW- you never know!
    🙂

  • 15 Geir // Nov 8, 2008 at 12:49 am

    I can imagine the feeling, and the result was a joy to watch.
    Must be a dream come true. And with the E-500…. Just goes to prove… 😉

  • 16 Jadielady // Nov 8, 2008 at 2:57 am

    Congratulations! That’s great news!!!

  • 17 Heather Weaver // Nov 8, 2008 at 3:52 am

    Wow, that’s awesome! Congratulations on being published. I’ve been enjoying your photos since I found your blog through EC many months ago, and I’m glad you’re getting exposure to an even wider audience now. 🙂

  • 18 krizcpec // Nov 8, 2008 at 4:20 am

    congrats!

  • 19 avcr8teur // Nov 8, 2008 at 7:29 am

    Congratulations! The New Yorker is a famous magazine. How many copies did you buy? 🙂

  • 20 Inger Johanne // Nov 8, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Congratulations!!
    Well deserved 😀

  • 21 Thomas Laupstad // Nov 8, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Thanks everyone for the support 🙂

    Hehe, avcr8teur, they sent me a copy of the printed version.

  • 22 auliahazza // Nov 8, 2008 at 11:48 am

    wonderful … success for you …

  • 23 Maria // Nov 8, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Congratulations! That is so cool.

  • 24 Miss Attica // Nov 8, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Congratulation! Beautiful picture!

  • 25 JH // Nov 8, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Congrats ! An excellent photo ! Very well taken & very beautiful !

  • 26 Bobbie in Hawaii // Nov 8, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Bravo, Thomas! That is really excellent news. The New Yorker is a prominent, well-respected magazine, and a very worthy place for your work to be published (in whatever form). Given the quality of your work, this is probably just the first of many top publications that you will be able to include on your c.v. over time. I’m really proud of you.

  • 27 Carol // Nov 8, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    That is so great! Congrats! I am not surprised though. Your photos are marvelous and it just goes to show they have good taste at the New Yorker. 🙂

  • 28 mike // Nov 9, 2008 at 5:08 am

    Congratulations! What a picture that is. Very nice work.

  • 29 Bird // Nov 9, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Congratulations, it must feel fantastic!

  • 30 Josh // Nov 11, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Congratulations, Thomas!

  • 31 Alex // Nov 13, 2008 at 3:31 am

    That’s just flat out cool! The New Yorker is BIG!

  • 32 Zoltán // Nov 16, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    Congrats! Very well done!

  • 33 portorikan // Nov 17, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    That’s awesome. Congratulations.

  • 34 Exotic photos from Borneo // Nov 18, 2008 at 1:10 am

    congrats

  • 35 Jordan McClements // Nov 19, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Spill the beans then!

    How much did they pay you??

  • 36 Thomas Laupstad // Nov 19, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Hehe, ok then. 4oo bucks 🙂

  • 37 Jordan McClements // Nov 19, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Nice One!

    The most I have ever gotten for a licensed photo is 50GBP (used to be approx $100 but now probably only $75!)…

  • 38 Thomas Laupstad // Nov 19, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Seems like it depends much on what they are gonna use it for.

    I was actually contacted last week by a small Norwegian magazine that might want to use one of my shots on the front page of their next issue. They were using standard freelance prices and that meant about $400 for that shot too. Hope I get more deals like that 🙂

  • 39 Jordan McClements // Nov 19, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Well done.

  • 40 People in the Sun // Dec 11, 2008 at 7:10 am

    I’m about a month late on my email reading, but it’s never too late to congratulate someone. Congratulations.

  • 41 AngelBaby // Dec 13, 2008 at 3:15 am

    Wow! Congratulations, what an honor. You deserve it you pictures are just beautiful, you have so much talent.

    Love and Blessings,
    AngelBaby

  • 42 David // Dec 18, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Wow!! Grattis! Vad häftigt!! 🙂

  • 43 Joy // Dec 22, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Congrats! That’s huge. 🙂

    I’ve actually been a subscriber of the publication for years.

  • 44 tashabud // Jan 16, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I’m just new to your blog, so, this is belated congratulations for having your photo published in one of the prestigious magazines. You great photos deserve recognition like that.

    Tasha