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But(t)

A good friend of mine, Rebecka Dahlén,  was running a photo gallery. During the openings cigarette butts was filling the street outside, and she didn´t like it. I understand why. So, together with a friend she came up with this idea of Don Dobbin.

“a small, fireproof and non smelling disposable pouch for cigarette stubs that can be placed directly into a pocket or into the waste bin.”

I think the idea is great and I wish they could find money for the production. The product is universal and would make a big difference for our environment. Read more on her homepage about the product that really can make a difference. And, if you can come up with an idea to start the production, or to find funds for it, I will be happy to pass the idea, or contact, along. 

http://dondobbin.com/

The cigarette industry is crazy, just look at these packages that I have photographed.  Who came up with this brilliant idea to the “Peace”package?

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Pelles poster !!! Double happiness_72

Pelles poster !!! Gorbatchow_72

I remember something funny I read a long time ago. “An ashtray is something a smoker use if the room doesn´t have a floor…”. Perhaps not so funny after all.

The featured image is one I made for an exhibition at the gallery raising attention to the butt problem.

😉  Share if you care. Thank you!

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Other calendar themes

This is another theme used for our calendars. Spoons.

IMG_1747_2013Themes are most often to be found under my nose, like in the kitchen drawer.

IMG_1761_2013Complicated, no it doesn´t have to be.

IMG_1729_2013I remember the printers comment, “but it is only spoons”. YES! I said, that is just the point!

IMG_0095Sometimes I search in shops for something useful. This time I found lavendar and these strawberries. I know it is right when I see it.

IMG_0086Share if you care, thank you! 😊

Worlds best food photography 2015

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32336756

This is another interesting article I found on BBC.com about photography. This time food photography. All according to the pinkladyfoodphotographyoftheyear award.  Lots of smoke. The winning photos are not just food, but also enviroment, cocking etc. Food photography is more than pans, pots and plates. Great choice I think.

Preus Museum

Last weekend I visited Norway and the Preus Museum of Photography. In 2015 they celebrate their 20th year anniversary. It is Norways National Museum of Photography, and it is situated south of Oslo. Well worth a visit if you are interested in photography.

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Leif Preus (1920-2013)

Norwegian photographer, founder of Preus Foto A/S, and collector. After years in the Navy he established himself as a photographer on Storgaten in Horten in 1956. Then in 196? with the help of the municipality of Horten he expanded to include a photo laboratory which at its height had over 200 employees and more than 40 photo shops across the entire country. Preus also founded the international portrait chain Color Art Photo. In 1976 he opened his Preus Museum of Photography which exhibited parts of what had gradually become his sizable collection of photographs, cameras, and books. Thus he became instrumental in directing attention to the history of photography in Norway. In 1992 he was named an honorary member of Norwegian Association of Professional Photographers. In 1994 the Norwegian government bought Preus Fotomuseum as the basis for the future national museum of photography. Leif Preus was the museum’s first director from 1995 through February 1998. In 2003 he was named Knight, First Class, of the Order of St. Olav for his work.

Here you will find unique cameras, like the one owned by Edward Munch the famous Norwegian painter. His house is not far away from the museum. You will also find images by the great masters and a unique library.

IMG_0390 IMG_0392In the fantastic library you will find some books not to be found anywhere else in the world. Some including original prints.

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IMG_0374If you would like to know more, and I highly recommend you to, visit their site. http://www.preusmuseum.no/eng

Every month a new photographer is presented on the «Wall of Fame» – the innermost wall in the anniversary exhibition From Vision Machines to Instagram. Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) devoted himself to photographing a dying culture, the North American Indians. His images will be displayed during the month of May. These are original prints!

IMG_0335The museum is a living museum and the premises are just beautiful in this harbour area in Horten, Norway. Go there!

Finally I am proud to tell you that I was the first Swedish photographer to exhibit in his museum. But that was years ago.

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😊  Pelle

More on “What is art”.

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-27661889

More interesting from BBC about photography and art. YES, photography is an art form! But like with all art, I don´t HAVE to like it. And when everything is art, nothing is….? Sometimes being a professional within a trade/media that is also used in creating art can be tricky, I must admit. Well, after all, I decide!

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