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Look what I found

I found this article about photography and images on BBC. Written by Phil Coomes, picture editor.

Many questions and not so many answers. Just like my blog. But thinking and contemplating about things is good, I think.

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-30190961

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In the very beginning

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A friend of mine just made a quote on FB from one of todays papers. “I could read fast from an early age, but I didn┬┤t understand anything. When I so did slow down I understood that the letters made words, that created pictures, that was put together so that they created stories that were larger than time and space”.

Quote from Stina Oscarson in DN.

Come to think of it, the images/pictures comes first. You open your baby eyes and there it is. The picture. The letters, the words and the stories comes later. So perhaps it is not so strange that today we communicate more with pictures than ever before.

“In the beginning was the word”. No, words came later. To help us describe all our images. All what we see.

Just a thought.

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The beauty of imperfection

What would life be without imperfection? Boring I think. It is those small pieces that not really fit, or has fallen off that makes things interesting. The not perfect. They tell the story. Flowers are beautiful when they are fresh, yes, but they are also beautiful when the water has dried out and they bow. Like with us people. Things with a patina attracts me. From the wear you can see if things were used and loved, and how much. I like reading the story in the imperfect.

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What other people see

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“Parents arguing with a child”. 4×5″ Dicomed scanner image.

Exhibiting is an exciting experience. Time to show your work, images, pictures to others. Perhaps after working hard for a long time in solitude. An ego boost. Personally I create with my heart, my eyes and a gut feeling. I seldom, or never, analyze. If it feels good to me, then it is good. The best thing with exhibiting, or just showing to others, is to listen to what people say about your images. Things perhaps you are not aware of yourself. That happens to me every time, and I just love it. Talking to people and listen to their opinion. What professional critics say I have trouble to understand. Perhaps we are on different ends of the creative rope? Here are three images that I remember especially. What friends told me about these images I had not thought about myself. Not even close.

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“Illustration to the standard size of tomatoes in EU”. 8×10″ Polaroid transfer
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“Illustration to the standard size of tomatoes in EU”. 8×10″ Polaroid transfer

Finally┬á I would like to recommend an ongoing exhibition by Jostein Skeidsvoll at Galleri Axel in Stockholm. Open until 22/3. Adress S├Âdermannagatan 16. Great work by a great person! Go see if you can!