After apprenticing with Photographers in London’s fashion and advertising industry, Ivar spent several years working on his own documentary art projects. His first series, The Gods, was shot on the fringes of the decaying cities of the American Deep South. The Gods has been exhibited in London, New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo. Following this Ivar moved to Kingston, Jamaica, and in 2017 the artist produced his second photographic series, Young Love, a collection of photographs made over two years spent living within the Dancehall music community. This was exhibited in 2017 at a solo show at Somerset House, London.
His portraits of Brooklyn based artist Deadboy were shown in Coming Of Age curated by Virgil Abloh a travelling exhibition that visited LA, Berlin, Milan and Tokyo.
Pm/Am, London, ‘The Gods’ 2015
Little Big Man, L.A, ‘The Gods’ 2016
Daikanyama Photo Fair, Tokyo – ‘The Gods’ 2017
Somerset House, London ‘Young Love’ 2017
Pm/Am, London, ‘Young Love’ 2017
Little Big Man, L.A, ‘Coming Of Age’ 2019
Spazio Maiocchi, Milan,‘Coming Of Age’ 2019
From Heaven, NYC 2021
For Print Sales he is represented by:
Little Big Man Gallery, LA
In 2022 Ivar wrote and directed his debut film, Kassandra, screened on the international film festival circuit. Kassandra now holds 7 awards with more screenings scheduled for 2023.
Soho London International Film Festival – Winner, Best Experimental
Blow Up Film Festival Chicago – Winner, Best Experimental
Fargo Film Festival – Honourable Mention, Best Narrative Short
Paris Lift Off – Honourable Mention, Best Cinematography
Long Story Shorts – Winner, Best Experimental
Thomas Edison Film Festival – Honourable Mention, Best Cinematography
Ivar has shot commercial projects for Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss and Supreme.