OSLO – marianne, bogstadveien & ingrid, karl johans gate, 01/17/11

Yesterday, just a couple of minutes after taking these pictures, I got my bag with my computer, my spare camera, my back-ups, my passport, etc… stolen in the lobby of my hotel. In one minute, I basically lost years of photo archives. Brutal. I’m also very frustrated no to be able to show you on my visual diary my images from Switzerland, Milan, Skopje, Beijing and Rio de Janeiro I was about to post now. They are gone forever (except a very few). But you can still imagine these places. I’m working at the moment on getting a new passport to make it to Sundance Film Festival. “Fall seven times. Stand up eight.”

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  1. So sad to hear about your terrible luck, I hope it all works out ok! Your photographs are still stunning

  2. i’m so sorry to hear that… Good news it gives you an excuse to travel to those places again :)

  3. im so sorry to hear about that ! the pictures are great though


  4. That is just awful….I feel your pain dude.

  5. So sorry to read this from you. Hope you are ok. We love your pictures <3

  6. oh no…so sorry for you!!!

    But you got some good ones here though :)

  7. Ingrid says:

    be strong yves and i’ll try to help you as much as i can from oslo.

    thank you for the post… unexpected!! :)


  8. Angel says:

    I am sorry to hear that.
    Next time do copy of Your photographies on dvd or on something else and be carefule !

  9. Anonymous says:

    What a nightmare…i am sorry!!!I really hope you get at least some of your stuff back somehow!!
    Stay postive!!


  10. Gauthier F. says:

    Omg ! That is terrible.. I’m so sorry for you ! Let’s hope it’ll get better. Cause remember, it always does get better. Anyways, I’m in love with the picture you’ve taken, they are truely amazing. These girls must be so cold… even if I’m actually frizzing in Paris lately. Temperatures go down so easily. I can’t wait for spring and then summer !


  11. Lena says:

    im so sorry. but even those few pics are great!

  12. Prutha says:

    love both these images…the last one with the sun is incredible..

  13. Alice says:

    oh no! how can you get any less lucky?

  14. *sunday* says:

    oh my god! that is awful… hope you got it all sorted out. good luck!


  15. Marianne says:

    Fingers crossed for your passport Yvan!!
    It was nice seeing you in Oslo even tough it ended terrible.
    Thanks for the picture!!

    xoxo M.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I always followed your posts only through Google Reader, and only looked at the photos (I never read your comments are readers responses). This is the very first time I came to the blog itself, and I read about your unfortunate incident. I’m really sorry and I hope they can get the bastard and you can get your things back.

  17. Mathilde says:

    I love Oslo, but God, people can be so horrible. That is just incredibly sad, to lose everything. Hope you get it back somehow.


  18. Raul Bonatiu says:

    so sorry about that..
    keep 3 copies pc, external hardd and a file hosting site.
    wish you good luck!!

  19. The blue necklace is lovely!

    XO thefashionguitar

  20. seki says:

    super shit. hopefully your things make their way back to you.

  21. Davidikus says:

    Aww!!! This sounds horrible. I hope you can find some back up.


  22. Angga says:

    So sorry to hear that, cant believe somebody would do horrible stuff :-(
    Still loving your pictures though

  23. Anonymous says:

    bummer yvan! just take your frustration and use it towards more beautiful pictures! with one step back you can take two steps forward!

  24. Lauren Helen says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your stolen bag! I can imagine how upsetting it would be to loose so much material!

    People can be awful sometimes :/

    On a brighter note, the photos here are excellent!

  25. Anonymous says:

    wonderful shots! sad news, so sorry about your camera and other belongings, that is so unfortunate. I hope you make it to Sundance!

  26. I am so sorry to hear that. It’s the WORST feeling ever. I have definitely been in your position, although not as dramatically, with the robbery etc. These pictures are amazing, especially the girl with the red lipstick…

    Your photos are a total inspiration to me check out my street style blog at http://www.tresawesome.com

  27. nya says:

    I hope at least compliments will somehow lift your spirits. I love the first phorograph, that girl has excellent style..
    nice ones:)


  28. Miss Bias says:

    I can’t believe that you got your items stolen. I hope that karma comes back to bite the person who stole your stuff.

    It looks really cold with the snow in the background. I think I would be wearing more than just leggings.

    I celebrated my 1st year blogging yesterday and am having a GIVEAWAY. Drop by and take a look at what’s on offer at http://www.missbias.blogspot.com.

    Miss Bias = )

  29. edelfies says:

    Toi toi toi! And keep your motivation! Stand up eight times!

  30. it’s so sad.
    i’m sorry…

  31. Anonymous says:

    As katy perry says: after a hurricane comes a rainbow :).. i hope you look in the small things of this terrible mishap to find some beauty in your lost.

  32. says:

    Ah Putain !!! Je compatis, franchement c’est rageant :(
    Un mal pour un bien peut-être ?

  33. Anonymous says:

    This really ruined my day, officially. I love your diary, I think it’s casual, fun and your pictures are absolutely beautiful. You really make a difference in the esthetic world of street fashion. And Face Hunter is the the Ferrari and the Dom perignon of fashion blogs!I truly hope you’ll get yor passport in time.

  34. classiq says:

    I love the green hat and red lips.

  35. E... says:

    Wow these nuances of grey are really chic. I love the fur coats in the second and third pics :)


  36. Ana says:

    That is terrible! I love your attitude, though.


  37. Anonymous says:

    C’est triste pour tes affaires mais c’est peut etre le karma, quand on est hautain et qu’on s’interesse qu’aux potiches zara vintage d’1m80…enfin, j’espère que la police pourra t’aider!

  38. Anonymous says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your pictures!
    it’s way too sad I weren’t in Oslo that day! I really love you blog and pictures!
    xx, norwegian girl

  39. Emy says:

    I saw your tweets when this happened, I´m so sorry!! Have you been able to get anything back or at least your passport so you can travel to the US?
    I hope it all works out, what comes around goes around. Something good will come your way.



  40. LizAnn says:

    Beautiful outfits! I especially love the green hat in the first picture! So cute!

    VPV Intern

  41. I love your necklaces….!

  42. cocobeer says:

    i give a “nice – button” for the first picture!


  43. leoniemarion says:

    Oh ! That is so sad ! I am sorry for you.. and I would have been glad to see pictures from Switzerland, because I live there.
    I hope you’ll be okay.
    your work is amazing :)

  44. Becky-May says:

    i hope things look up! these are great pictures :)

    The Flower Girl


  45. new fashion says:

    First girls looks exactly like a friend of mine! Love her hat.

  46. Anonymous says:

    Believe me guys, it’s not that freezing in Oslo. I spent some time in there two weeks ago and wore less than those girls. And didn’t feel too cold at all. On the second hand, I’m from Finland so that might have something to do with this :)

  47. Mats says:

    Time to get online backup!

  48. Aggie says:

    That’s awful! I would be devastated :(
    Hope it all works out though!

  49. Very very sad. Sorry to hear that.

  50. Simona says:

    All the best! :)

  51. xo Marisa says:

    Losing photographs is heartbreaking for the average human. I can’t imagine what it must be like for a Photographer. My deepest condolences.


  52. Stunning!!! Love the necklace for the pop of bright :)

  53. Jakob says:

    That sounds awful…! Hope you’ll get it back one day…!
    What’s up with people who have to steal so many things…!?

  54. Danielle says:


  55. Tofu says:

    sorry for the pictures, i understant it

  56. hj2596 says:

    so sorry to hear about that..
    but..your photo are still great!!
    maybe…you will get a BIG fortune!
    ..cheer up!!

  57. That’s terrible. I hope you filed a report with the police. You shall prevail, at any rate. Best wishes!

  58. Anonymous says:

    :/ Sorry to hear that. Don’t give up!
    I love your work.