Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ulla Winblad - Watercolor artist,film extra and allotment garden owner



Ulla has a small allotment garden ( had to look that up in a dictionary =) ) here in Hökarängen, and she grows a number of things and I am clueless to what they may be. I can only see that its a small 10x10 meters beautiful garden with a very tiny porch ( no house ). She offered some coffee and lit a cigarette, and I could smell the sweet smoke, making old memories of smokefilled lungs come to life again. I quit 2 years ago and havent smoked since. Oh those morning cigarettes when I almost fainted of nicotin shock. Those were the days. Lucky for me I got real cheap, and managed to quit realising I could get new cameras and lenses for the cigarette money.

Anyways, this was the first time this year I took the small camera flashes out for a spin. Ulla became the first victim of the Sigma 500 Super and the transparent umbrella.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Pinup Grunge



Helena is a very tattoed and body modified lady, she has even a split tongue. I thought it would look slightly strange and unusual to dress her in a classic pinup baby doll thing and place her in a really grungy apartment ( like she had been a pinup queen years ago ). I found a nice background image, but it destroyed the composition so I built a room in a 3d app instead. I also thought it could be nice to see the images in "print" so I took one of the composited images and made an "article" image ( page spread ) in Photoshop, and used that as a texture on a "magazine" object in the 3d app and added som glass and lamp.



Thursday, April 22, 2010

Helena - The Tattoed Lady II



I shot Helena rather recently, but this time we tried to do all the things we forgot last time. Portraits was one of them. My memory gets completely blank when shooting. I am often to busy thinking about the lights and shadows, where to shoot the background and so on. But I am getting slightly less concerned for every shoot.

Helena has some wonderful tattoes, and she also has a split tongue, as is evident on the first image here. People totally freaks out when they see it live. More to come,like a pinup trash session.










Wednesday, April 14, 2010

JONATAN STENSON - New site and images


Jonatan and I played together for many years with Rolf Wikström. I have also shot him before as well as building some of his earlier sites. And now, Jonatan was in need of some instant photos and new site, as he is going to release his new album any day now. So he needed some "live" photos and other stuff. Here are some of the images we did.

http://www.jonatanstenson.com/ ).







Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ulf and Bo from Jump 4 Joy



This is a portrait of Ulf. I looks rather odd, but in a nice way, sort of a metallic look.

Ulf and Bo has a duo together. The second image is what probably will end up as a poster, in all its strangeness. Looks a little like a museum or something. Background made in a 3d app.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

JUMP 4 JOY, is a band ...


... that has been around for many many years. The bandleader, Ulf Sandström is a great pianoplayer as well as a accomplished photographer, inventor, lighting book author and a thousand other things. The band needed a new poster and some portraits, so they came to me, and said they want a huuuuuge saxophone in a desert and a piano , sinking in the dry salted surface ... This will show in a coming post. At this moment there is just the guys playing in the melting snow ( actually they were shot in my studio ). The background is in front of my building, shot with the Casio Z80, one of the cheapest pink point and shoots you will ever find. And generally taking terrible pictures.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A DAY AT THE OPERA



Helena has a Bach Sonata tattoed on her left arm. It felt natural to place her at a musical environment, like the Stockholm Opera house. Here are some more images of Helena.