30 aug. 2014

Photowalk: Uttran Art Walk '14

One weekend every year artists living around where I grew up have open exhibits in their homes. It's called The Uttran Art Walk, Uttrans Konstrunda, and I enjoy going back every year to visit old neighbors and meet new people who've moved in since I left.

While I was out there I also took some LEGO minifigures into the woods and let them play.

Enough with the text, now here are the photos—

First: Take bus 715 from Tumba train station to Strandvägen in Uttran

Next: Follow the signs

That little frog by Erik Andersson would look great on my wall

One of Martina Unnerståle's many girls

70 years old and he's lived his whole life in Uttran

Car cloning experiments are going well

"Does not breathe"



Logray and apples

Another little experiment

24 aug. 2014

Photo marathon reunion #photowalk

I got together with a few other participants from the Stockholm Photography Marathon for a photowalk through Old Town and out to Gärdet. For extra inspiration everyone got to write down a theme for the walk and we drew four of them "out of a hat" (there was no actual hat, only the pocket of my windbreaker).

Theme #1: Bike (Cykel)

Theme #2: Exclusion (Utanförskap)

Theme #3: Shoe (Sko)

Theme #4: Split Second (Ögonblick)


23 aug. 2014

SFBok turned 30

The Science Fiction Bookstore here in Stockholm (Science Fiction Bokhandeln) turned 30 this week and celebrated with, among many other things, a cosplay parade through downtown. I was there to say hi to some friends and took these photos while I was there.

And a bonus picture that has nothing to do with the parade. Or does it?

17 aug. 2014

Stockholm Photo Marathon 2014, bonus photos

At the last Stockholm Photo Marathon in 1998 each participant used a 24-frame roll of film to take 24 photos for 24 different themes. The photos had to be taken in order, from 1st to 2nd to 3rd and so on. No skipping back and forth between themes. This year Emil Gyllenberg has revived the Photo Marathon and updated it for digital technology.

The basic rules are the same: 24 themes, 24 photos, in order. The next most important rule was that no photos may be altered after they're taken. It was allowed to take multiple and delete, as long as there were 24 photos on the memory card in the end.

I participated and I won't share my 24 photos until I know the results. [Edit: Here they are.] For now, I will instead share some discarded and private photos I took over the 24 hours that started and noon yesterday and ended today. After uploading this I'm going to bed, I need to catch up on a night's worth of sleep.

Shooting theme #2: Handmade

I had some time to stop by Dragon's Lair and shot these Warhammer orkz, but they have nothing to do with the photo marathon.

At Slussen. I was thinking of using this for theme #8: Young in the city.

Through parts of the competition I worked with my friends Elin and John. Here we're crashing John's friends' party for theme #9: Party.

I got distracted again. This has nothing to do with anything, I just like to remind you Stockholm is a beautiful town.

She was having dinner at McDonald's and let me shoot her awesome hair.

Rejected for theme #15: Dude.

John shoothing theme #15.

This dude was almost John's theme #15.

Backup for theme #16: Spacehip. Fortunately I could get my hands on a real spaceship and shot that.

My spaceship. The final version has more than just it and the moon.

Color test for theme #18: Peripheral.

Elin found a rainbow.

Rejected for theme #23: "Slussen". This is what most of it looks like, worn and dirty. Fortunately it will be rebuilt and it can't happen fast enough.