• Snowy Hovdala castle and archaeology memories

    During last weekend I went off on a little excursion, to take some winter photos before this cold season ends. And that was apparently a good idea, because currently, its +5 degrees and the snow, which was lying so thick and beautiful, has melted completely! Oh well, I guess now we only have to wait “a few” months till springtime comes around! The Hovdala castle buildings have been placed on the same location for many hundred years, outside of Hässleholm in eastern Skåne. Because of it’s location, it played an important role during the Swedish- Danish wars during the 1600’s. I’ve visited the site on several occasions, and also participated…

  • Things that appear by accident in your photographs..

    Castles for birds Sometimes photographs capture things you didn’t know existed, small details in a landscape or on a building that you missed when you were too busy looking through the viewfinder for the perfect composition. This happened to me when I went to dig up some old photos from Istanbul to edit. And there it was; something I had never heard of and never took any notice of on my visit to the grand old city; birdhouses on buildings! Now, normally I suppose birdhouses are not unusual in any sort of way, but I’m used to seeing them in trees or in the garden, not 60 meters up on…

  • Travel photography and documentation

    I photograph a lot of different things when I visit new places; anything from the local people, historical sites, buildings and well…pretty much anything you can think of! I often reflect on why I have chosen to photograph a particular thing, was it because it was pretty or said something special about the place? Was it because I wanted to ‘document’? I suppose any photograph is documentation of some sort, just look at the millions of seemingly ordinary people and things that can now be seen on Instagram, for example. When I visit places with ‘social issues’ such as poverty, I try and take extra care in how I document…

  • South Turkey

    If one is to summarize Turkey into one word, it would have to be: COLOUR. Colourful people, skies, knick-knacks and mosques dominate what I think about when I think about Turkey. So far I have been there twice, and I will certainly go back! It kind of grows on you…I mean; those cute cats everywhere (I love cats :), beautiful mosques and ancient buildings (I LOUUVVEEE buildings), and oh my gosh: the food is fan-fantastic! Is that enough adjectives for you? No?? How about intriguing smells, people who talk very fast in order to make a sale, hot Mediterranean water, trees with delicious olives, pomegranates, lemons and…and… and… The main…