Øyvind Hjelmen is a Norwegian artist, born in 1957. He currently resides on the island of Stord in the same country. Hjelmen has a degree in modern art and aesthetics, from the University of Bergen. He has been working with photography as his form of preferred artistic expression for more than 20 years. His works can be found in the collections of the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, USA, and the Centro Internazionale di Fotografia Scavi Scaligeri in Verona, Italy. Hjelmen was awarded many times for his skill and has been a guest lecturer at the American Intercontinental University in London, and at Bilder Nordic School of Photography in Oslo.