Petter Hegre

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Petter Hegre
Born Petter Hegre
(1969-09-08) 8 September 1969 (age 47)
Stavanger, Norway

Petter Hegre (born 8 September 1969 in Stavanger, Norway) is a Norwegian photographer, known for his nude photography of women.[1]


Hegre studied at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara and worked in New York City with Richard Avedon before returning to Europe.[2] He went on to publish six books and have his work exhibited internationally. After living in Algarve, Portugal, as of 2008, Hegre is based in Barcelona.


The widest exposure of Hegre's works has been with his website Hegre-Archives launched in 2002. The name of the website was changed to by December 2005 and "" by 1 August 2016.

On 5 August 2004, Hegre launched The New Nude, which was published by Global Media Publishing.


  • 2001: Photographer of the Year 2001 award at the 8th annual Erotic Prizes.


  • Tuscany Nudes, 2009
  • Marketa, 2006: foreword by Clifford Thurlow (featuring Markéta Bělonohá)
  • 100 Naked Girls, 2004: foreword by Clifford Thurlow
  • Wild Shaven Angel, 2003 (featuring Vilita Monkute)
  • Luba, 2003: foreword by Jack Gilbert (featuring Luba Shumeyko)
  • Russian Lolita, 2002 (featuring Katya Mitina)
  • My Wife, 2000 (featuring Svanborg Þórisdóttir)
  • My Book, 2000

Personal life[edit]

Hegre is married to the Ukrainian model Luba Shumeyko (b. 1982) with whom he has one son. He also has two daughters from a previous marriage. He was earlier married to Icelandic model Svanborg Þórisdóttir (b. 1977).


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