Sunday, December 27, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
... is a new small photostudio, started by a friend of mine ( who also is a fakir, bathing in crushed glass, sword swallowing and other unpleasant things ), and a couple of his buddies. So I have helped them buiding a website. It is almost ready. http://www.clockworkstudio.se
Above is a panorama of the studio, taken with my Peleng 8mm ).
Here are some screenshots of the site ...
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
A couple of days ago I was tipped about this original artist, who just opened a small exhibition in our local art hall here were I live.
His artwork is a mix of painting and sculpture, they are not just painted, but carved out of the wood with .precision.
When Nils talks, his eyes are lit like by a fire, may it be about the fibers in the wood, lithographs or the area that immediately linked us together, the fascination over old Hollywood portraits and the photographers of that era. As the history was some kind of fuel.
Here are som painting/sculptures of some famous Swedish celebrities, first Hans Alfredsson, and below the great childrens book writer Astrid Lindgren.
Here is a detail shot of the craftmanship behind the "painting".
I had two great meetings with Nils. On the one today I documented some of his work, as he does not have that many images of them.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Sometimes you get ideas during the shoot that get better than the ones you planned for a week. I had planned to use some 3d backgrounds, but had to let it go as I could not get the composites good enough. The one above with the swords is a 3d background that kind of worked though, but I had planned for four or five images with that setting.
Below is Amina in a desert kind of setting. I added the shadow of another Amina for balance and as it triggers the imagination a litlle. Who is it and why is she there. I think she is coming with some water or so. Or maybe its the reflector holder at the shoot =)
Its way into autumn here in Sweden. I arranged the leaves to fit the scene here. They were shot separately last year, and came in handy now.
Here she looks a little kike Kim Basinger =)
Plenty mor images of Amina to come ...
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I found a nice top with stripes for amina, shoulderless ( why is it so hard to find nice tops from the 60s, dots and stuff ). I thought it could be cool to have Amina in a room , with the same type of colored stripes. I did the room in a 3d app, and added some lights ( stock from www.sxc.hu ).
Saturday, September 26, 2009
This Sunday I had a nice and very long shhot with the beautiful Amina. My sessions seem to get longer and longer, but its hard to stop when new concepts and ideas arise.I will have to make the sessions shorter though, as the time to retouch the images gets to long. I dont want to have sessions lying around unfinished, I need to complete them before I start something new, otherwise I will lose the exitement and probably wont remember the things I wanted to do with the images.
I have been at it for six days now =) and havent produced that much images from the session, but I have been working with each image for a longer period than usual. And that is good I think.
Hoppas bli klar med allt tills på måndag, men det vete sjutton =) Skojigt är det i alla fall.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Ulla Winblad is an artist, she paints, as well as an extra, in commercials for tv and stills. She wanted to update her portfolio with some headshots. It was a beautiful day so we simply stepped out 4 meters from my apartment, set up a bare Vivitar 285hv and Sigma 500 Super in a transparent umbrella.
Ulla is more than 30 years old =) and is very well suited for a grandmother type role on film. She has a good pair of eyes that can do some serious acrobatics whan asked.
I shot at 2.8 to get a rather blurry background, which I love ( someday I will get a 5d II and a 85mm 1.2 =) ).