We founded Mir 25 years ago and are still best friends and partners in crime. Together with our fantastic team, we create distinct images of architecture and landscapes.

Our mission is to create as much enthusiasm as possible. Enthusiasm is important because it is the first spark of change.

We believe that humans blossom when they are exposed to the natural world. By showing this perspective we want to contribute in moving architecture into a more symbiotic state with the nature.
Mats Andersen & Trond Greve Andersen

Our small studio is located in Bergen, Norway—the city where we grew up. Here, tucked in between mountains and fjords, far away from the hustle and bustle of the world, we try to figure out new and exciting ways to remind people that we live in a fantastic world. The idea when we founded Mir 20 years ago was that we could make a difference for architects by creating images that are noticed. Today, we are even more convinced of the same principles as back then. We believe that uniqueness is worth fighting for and that art can change things for the better.

Trond and Mats founded Mir more than 20 years ago and are still best friends and studio partners. Trond is an outdoor enthusiast who loves long hikes with his dog, foraging for mushrooms and berries, fly-fishing in the wonderful rivers of Norway, and mountain biking. Mats is an avid trail runner who knows every single trail in the seven mountains surrounding our small city. Besides running, Mats is a skilled mechanic who builds race cars in his home workshop.

Trond Greve Andersen & Mats Andersen

The Mir Way

The biggest challenge we face as digital artists is to make spirited and unique artwork on a project after project, day in and day out. The digital artist's solution to the problem is to always buy better computers, and new software, and optimize workflow. If that doesn't work, you can always blame the client and their project… If technical optimization and complaining were the solutions to this problem, everyone would be able to do amazing work. But they don’t. And the reason is that — in a fundamental way — the artist's dilemma is a spiritual problem, not a technical one. The Mir Way tries to shine a light on new paths to becoming a proud, professional artist.