Petter Hegre

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Petter Hegre
Born Petter Hegre
(1969-09-08) 8 September 1969 (age 48)
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.[citation needed]


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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