• Long exposure light trails (group project – challenge no.2)

    For the second project challenge in the photography group we tried out some long exposure light trails. For this I thought traffic lights would be perfect. We went to the centre of town on a night when it was absolutely freezing, and proceeded to take photos of the traffic whizzing past under an overpass, next to the train station. Disappointingly, not a lot of traffic passed under us at this time, even though it was rush hour, or just after. After like 45 minutes I could no longer feel my toes so we went for dinner instead!  Perhaps doing this during an evening in springtime or summertime would have been…

  • Abstract photography (Photo group project – challenge no. 1)

    What is an abstract photograph? Well it can be so many things, which is what makes it such a great genre. Your only real limitation is your imagination! What camera or computer you have, is less important, because what you see is what is important, if we are talking general terms. So what do I look for? Abstracts can be found anywhere, in nature, in your home, at work.. I look for colours, shapes, patterns.. Things that don’t look like something you are instantly familiar with: a cloudy sky, a close crop of a rug, the many shapes found in nature make great abstract images! It can be blurry, out…

  • 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…

  • Juicy spelt bread with dried fruit & nuts!

    I have not photographed food for a while, other than the odd “food porn” for Instagram 😉  I tend to photograph food in a studio setting, with either a flash + soft-box or just natural light with some reflectors. This shoot was set up in natural window light and I used some canvases to bounce the light. I absolutely love healthy & weird food, I am always on the lookout for good recipes! I found one of a spelt (svenska: dinkel) bread with lots of dried fruit and nuts, and after I made it I knew it just had to be photographed! 😛 And OH MY it tastes really good…

  • The TV castle

    Do you remember the Christmas calender show “The Mystery at Greveholm” (Mysteriet på Greveholm)?  It was the 1996 version of a long standing Swedish tradition, and it was actually set at the castle of Hjularöd in south Sweden. In the mid 90’s I was in my late teens, and therefore not particularly interested in the TV-calender that year. I think I managed to watch a couple of episodes though! OK, so if you’re not Swedish, I wouldn’t think you know about this popular Swedish Christmas tradition. It is a TV show that is made new every year, along side other advent celebrations, as a count down to Christmas. The “Mystery…

  • 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…

  • Thailand i mitt hjärta

    Mat är kultur – och kultur är mat I Thailand slås man av alla vackra färger och dofter som omger en var man än går. Färgsprakande blommor i vaser och buntar, fisk som hänger på tork på linor som om de vore ren tvätt 🙂 Så när jag idag kikade bland mina bilder från matmarknaden i Hua Hin,blev jag såå sugen på thai-mat, det hela slutade med nån sur-söt kreation, dock inte värd att fotografera, he he..Det brukar slå mig att när jag lagar asiatiskt hemma så ser det helt enkelt inte lika gott ut som på restaurangerna i thailand! Men inte ser våra grönsaksdiskar lika inbjudande ut heller, även…