Pop culture with a Scandinavian spin!

My name is Michael Hartmann. I’m a Norwegian blogger and photographer based in Oslo.

I’m the founder and face of coverstory.no, an independent blog about pop culture that features music, movies, theatre, and more. I’m updating the blog every weekend.

My writing career began in 2007 when I became a staff writer at Medium, a health and lifestyle magazine. Shortly thereafter, I worked as the editor-in-chief of Pink Planet, a print magazine serving as a cultural guide for the gay community in Oslo. Later, I was a contributor to Gaysir.no, Norway’s biggest gay website.

I have been fortunate to interview some of the top artists in Norway and Sweden, including Christian Ingebrigtsen, Tone Damli, Bertine Zetlitz, Chris Holsten, Lars Vaular, Eric Saade, and Peter Jöback.

Additionally, I have interviewed international known celebrities such as the members of the British/Norwegian pop band A1 (Ben Adams, Mark Read, Christian Ingebrigtsen, and Paul Marazzi), UK fashion advisers Trinny and Susannah, American dancer Danny Tidwell (So You Think You Can Dance, US) and reality star Fredrik Eklund (Million Dollar Listing New York and Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles).

Me with the members of the pop band a1.

I have a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Oslo Metropolitan University. In the four years following graduation, I continued my training at Oslo Accident and Emergency Outpatient Clinic. Since then, I have worked at drug rehabilitation clinics run by The Salvation Army and Oslo University Hospital.

Having an obsession with politics is part of my daily routine. As a result, I blog about healthcare politics, workplace issues, and LGBTQ rights on my own blog, helsehartmann.no. I have also contributed to the Norwegian Journal of Nursing.

Here are some of the celebrities I have interviewed throughout the years:

Ben Adams, lead singer of pop band a1.


Christian Ingebrigtsen, Mark Read, and Paul Marazzzi of pop band a1.

With Ben Adams, lead singer of pop band a1.


With Christian Ingebrigtsen of pop band a1.


With Mark Read of pop band a1.


With Norwegian rock band, We Are Thunders.


With Gert Aanje, lead singer in the rock band Everbloom Valley.


With electro-pop artist Hanne Leland.

Here are some of the celebrities I have photographed throughout the years:

Singer/songwriter and member of pop band a1, Christian Ingebrigtsen. (Photo: Michael Hartmann).


Swedish pop singer Eric Saade. (Photo: Michael Hartmann).


Norwegian pop singer Tone Damli. (Photo: Michael Hartmann).


Pop singers Tone Damli and Eric Saade. (Photo: Michael Hartmann).


American dancer Danny Tidwell. (Photo: Michael Hartmann).


Swedish Reality star Fredrik Eklund. (Photo: Michael Hartmann).

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