Happy New Year to all the readers of my blog!

This is some images from blog post during 2014. Enjoy!
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The exhibiton Soul Tattoo part I

Welcome to the exhibition Soul Tattoo.

There’s an online gallery on this adress:

https://inthebeholderseye.wordpress.com

And this is the trailer for the exhibition:

 

Sound design for the film SOUL TATTOO

Some pictures from the my studio that I share with artist Susanne Hedman. It’s basically a small office space for preproduction, writing and printing photograhs, so it isn’t that easy to record sound in there. To be able to make foley and sound effects for the film Soul Tattoo (2014), me and Alex Holm had to set up a sound studio.

04062014-IMG_4923 In the first room the reference monitor placed in the middle of the room. In the background the computer running Pro tools hardware and Cubase software.

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In the smaller room one of the microphones under some textile (used as pop filter). Alex is working with some sound editing.

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Tibetan singing bowl used for the sound in the film.

Fuji Velvia

There’s no other film as Fuji Velvia. Especially Velvia 50. The colors are world class and has that unique Velvia look. It’s hard to believe any digital camera can come close. Well, and of course that’s not possible. Velvia will always one of the best films to use for your work. The only problem is that it’s an ISO 50 film, so you will need lots of light or very long shutter times.

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This was photographed on an old Canon AV-1 with a 50mm/3.5 macro. Model: Catrine Krusberg.

INTRODUCING THE X-RAY GALLERY

I shot the first of these pictures back in 1999 and are working with this project now again. The pictures are mostly negatives in black & white that might look a bit like x-ray images (or negatives).. I will continously update this gallery, so stay tuned!

Click this link to see more from the X-RAY gallery. 4-20032014-Untitled-1

 

BACK IN COLOR

It’s been a while since I’ve been posting anything on this blog. I’ve been experimenting with new projects for a while and after a trip to Norway last week I’m ready for blogging again. The new projects are some films in the making and the continued work with my two photography exhibitions in autumn and in winter. I will update as the work with the films continues and post more about my upcoming exhibitions.  

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In the latest I’ve been photographing different kind of surfaces. In Sweden mostly pictures of frost on windows and in Trondheim last week I found the Nidaros Dom to be a great place to explore new graphics patterns that I can use in my art work. The Dom itself is a piece of Gothic art. Earliest parts of Cathedral was built almost 1000 years ago and what you see today is mainly built between the 13th and 14th century. It’s a wonderful experience to try to find the hidden clues of history in the walls of Nidaros. The photos were taken with the small Canon SX50 – a truly great camera for travel photography.

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,200 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

OH WONDERFUL ANALOUGE FILM

IMG_3471Some negatives I recieved in the post today. Model is Cathrine Krusberg.

I’m so glad I made this decision. To go back to film. There’s sure nothing like it. For most assignments today digital is the only choice, but for personal projects film is still a viable option and sometimes a better one. Here’s seven reasons why I think it is.

1. PLANNING

You can’t just shoot like you do with digital. You have to plan properly. You have to think first and that’s a very good thing.

2. LIMITATIONS

Film has its limitations and that’s a good thing because anything that limits you also makes you more creative. What you first believe is a problem is often an opportunity instead.

3. COMPOSITIONS

Film is quite expensive and you don’t want to change rolls all the time. That awareness will help you to make better decisions when you compose the image because you know you have to get it right the first time.

4. THE RIGHT MOMENT

With most film cameras you can’t shoot five frames a second and that is a good thing! You have to wait for the right moment. You have to learn to be patient. Very patient.

5. TO VISUALIZE

When you shoot film you also have to be able to visualize what the end product will look like. For example what kind of image a certain kind of film roll will produce when you shoot in daylight or morning light. What will be the lens bring to the equation? And so on.

6.  THE COLORS

Film has truly wonderful colors. There’s a lot of this you can imitate in the digital world, so let’s be honest of that, but film still has the best colors in my opinion. Especially for portraits. Skin tones are often much better. Especially Kodak Portra. And Fuji sure makes some wonderful films as well.

7. THE COOL GEAR

If you are a gear freak this is the best part. There are so many cool cameras out there. Ebay is full of them. And if you’re lucky you can find one on a flee market almost for free.

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Disclaimer: The negatives I uploaded on this page are photographed directly from the screen using a DSLR. Then I inverted the negatives in Lightroom! Don’t try this at home! But joke aside, it means those negatives are not properly scanned at all. So these samples do not represent the true quality of film. Real samples are coming up. Have to fix my analouge workflow first!

FOREVER GREEN

Feels just like the right picture when winter’s closing in… Photographed in the summer with a Canon 50D.

At the moment I’m updating my blog. There will some new galleries and lots of stuff about film photography. Just felt I needed to make a change and go back to the old craft of shooting film. I will share my experience on how it’s like to shoot on film again and what cameras I use and why film is still a viable choice in the digital world. There will also be some news about my exhibitions in 2014, so stay stuned!
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