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This is Eirik Solheim’s prize winning experiment. I use this page to share information about media, marketing, technology, photography and stuff I find important. I have been running this page since 2003. And since I started using Statcounter in 2005 more than 2 million people have visited my site.

It is important that you understand that this blog is my own space. The opinions and content that I publish here should not be read as official opinions of my current or my former places of work!

Photo: Borut Peterlin / Mladina

I use it to experiment with web technologies and to get in touch with interesting and intelligent people from all over the planet.

I have read somewhere that the most successful blogs out there have many short posts. Well, eirikso.com will never be successful. I am going to keep on posting few, relatively long posts. Basically, I try to concentrate on quality, not quantity.

There are already insane amounts of information out there, why should I bother you with something that I didn’t find seriously interesting? If you choose to subscribe to my feed I will not overload you with posts. When something shows up, it should be interesting.

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  1. Sophie says:

    I am presenting an entry called ‘a dress for all seasons’ in a wearable arts competition and have been looking for time lapse pictures of changing seasons to use as the backdrop. Your’s are fantastic and exactly what I am looking for, can I have your permission to use them? They really complement the outfit and music and would be much appreciated.

  2. William DeSilvey says:

    May I link your site from my blog? I sorta have a political statement thing going with it, but I like that you just have really neat stuff!
    Thanks for your time and consideration!
    Sincerely and God Bless,
    William R. “BillD” DeSilvey

  3. Eric – I would very much like to buy the right to your year’s photos for my website – where I use the seasons passing for on the pages (you can see on the site) – but yours much more beautiful.

  4. Hi Eirik,
    Congratulations for your fantastic work and for sharing it under a CC licence. I am the scientific advisor and documentalist for Nueve ojos, a production company in Barcelona. We are creating all audiovisual contents for a new exhibition at the Barcelona Natural Sciences Museum. The museum is a nonprofit educational organization and of course we make no profit from the material we get copyfree. We are creating an animation about the physiological changes hapenning on a tree during the four seasons. I was searching for images of the same forest at every season and I found your video. We would really like to include your video in the animation. The idea is to show in the lower part of the animation the video and in the upper part the physiological changes on animated tree with roots and leaves. Can we use your video and 1 image of each season if, as required, we give credit by showing your web site address at the end of the animation?

    Kind regards,


    Ricardo Mutuberria
    nueve ojos
    692 631 608
    C/ Joan d’Austria, 95 · 3º 4ª
    Barcelona 08018
    Tel: (+34) 931 797 517

    Museum web site: http://w3.bcn.es/V65/Home/V65XMLHomeLinkPl/0,4555,418159056_418821094_2,00.html

  5. Laura says:

    Hello Eric,

    We are interesting in your video “one year in 40 seconds”, we can it use in a promo video in Mexico City for a month, please let me know How we can obtain? What it’s the cost? and we can download from your page?
    Thanks, I’ll waiting for your answer

  6. No problem. It’s $99,- for commercial use and you can buy a full quality file with no watermark here:
    [video src="https://files.dreamhost.com/121678/OneYear40seconds1920x1080.30p.H264.mp4" /]

  7. Dag M Faannessen (@dagmf) says:

    Please let me know where you want me to post a complaint regarding your blog updates this year. Few and far between is not the new loud – as a longtime reader do I demand more action – step it you please 🙂

  8. Hello,
    I contact you about your wonderful video OneYear40seconds. I work in a nature reserve near Le Mans in France. We will open a museum of the forest in 2013. We would like to use your video in the middle of our computer animations. The entry will not be free but will be inexpensive ($ 3). I saw that video was costing $ 99. We are a public park and we can not pay by credit card. We need to pay to a bank account with a quote request (name, surmane, adress, phone number). How can we do?
    Cedric lebreton

  9. Esben Rasmussen says:


    I’m building an education ipad app for kinder garden and would like to use your image work of seasons changing in the app.

    The app will be free of charge and downloadable in all countries.

    Would this be okay?

    Kind regards,


  10. Petter Guttormsen says:

    Kjempeflott video du har lagd der man ser 1 år på to minutter. Jeg har et ønske om å lage en slik selv av der jeg bor. Hva slags kamera har du brukt? Hvordan setter du det opp? Håper å få litt tips fra deg.
    Petter Guttormsen

  11. I support primary school teachers in England and we are about to have a new curriculum for science which involves children making observations about how the world changes over the course of a year. I was about to embark on my own time lapse photography when I decided to see what was out there first. I came across your video and photos and would really like to be able to show these to teachers. Would it be OK to do this? Can I put it on my website also? Also I could not find out where the photos were taken or what type of trees they were. Can you tell me this?

  12. Hi Eirik,

    I would like to kindly ask for your kind permission to use one of your timelapse videos. We would like to kindly incorporate it in
    a video that we are doing for primary students here in Singapore. The video is all about weather and climate.

    Hope to hear from you.


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