Category Archives: Play

Saddle up!

And they did! We were all happy to be back on track today again. And everybody enjoyed the good weather. Not only horses and jockeys but photographers and audience too. Horse racing might be an all year sport but bläh! for long underwear, gloves and heavy shoes. Colors are also back in the sport. I enjoyed this very much, I hope you do too.

🌞  Pelle

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A kingdom for a horse…

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Trump…

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Inside the Padmini taxis of Mumbai

This is a great series of photographs from inside taxis. I just found them on BBC and I love the idea. Go have a look, and look out for the book. Interesting view of another country and culture.

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-35531364

London-based Glaswegian photographer Dougie Wallace spent four years documenting the black-and-yellow Premier Padmini taxis that have been a feature of Mumbai, India’s financial capital, since the 1960s.

“Human behaviour motivates my pictures. People, their interactions and emotions fascinate me,” says Wallace.

All photos: © Dougie Wallace / INSTITUTE from Road Wallah www.dewilewis.com

A book of the work, Road Wallah by Dougie Wallace, is published by Dewi Lewis.

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😊  Pelle

 

Rejected

It is only natural that to get one image you reject many more. Perhaps they don´t fit in or they lack some other quality. These are rejected from being a calendar. Another breeze from my childhood. I must say I have kept most toys in very good condition. So I can still play with them when I like.

😊 Pelle

More water

Seconds after looking at those wunderful waves, here is more water that I just discovered. Through another photographers lens and they look so different. But just as amazing. I think. See the slide show for more images.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/27/magazine/toshio-shibatas-mesmerizing-photographs-of-water.html?_r=0#

The Japanese photographer Toshio Shibata is fascinated by water — in particular, the way it interacts with man-made structures. For the later half of his almost-40-year career in photography, he has explored this relationship in novel ways, hiding horizon lines and taking the perspective of the water itself with his camera, visually evoking its rushing sound.

Each of Shibata’s photographs depicts a different kind of human intervention in the natural movement of water, many of them the kind of mundane engineering projects we rarely think about. “To me,” Jacob Cartwright of Laurence Miller Gallery, which recently opened a show of Shibata’s work, said via email, “the essence of his work is taking ubiquitous yet frequently disregarded parts of our contemporary landscape and transforming them into something visually uncanny through formal invention.”

Philippe Halsman

The man who made Marilyn fly: Philippe Halsman’s stunt shots – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/oct/23/philippe-halsman-astonish-me-in-pictures

 

Marilyn Monroe in mid-air, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis goofing off, the Duke of Windsor in his socks, and Salvador Dalí nose to nose with a rhino – Halsman’s freaky frames defied gravity and convention

The top image is a true classic. Not made with a modern SLR capturing 10 images per sec. A true master of the trade!

See for yourselves!

😊 Pelle

 

Happy or sad?

There are photographs for everyone. If you are happy or sad, or if you like to be. This is a selection from The Guardian showing “The weekend in pictures.”

http://gu.com/p/4cnvx/sbl

They will make you sad, happy, interested, shocked, or anythin else that photography always brings out in us. They will tell us the state of the world. At large, or in small. Near or far.

Featured image:

A butterfly perches on a boy’s face at a butterfly exhibition. Photograph: China Stringer Network/Reuters

😊 Pelle

Playtime!

I said I would show you some of my own toys that I have photographed. This is a small selection. I am so happy that my parents didn´t throw them away so that I could play with them again. Now infront of the camera as a grown up. Well, to the size that is…

Dinky Toys, Corgy Toys, I had them and I still have for the sheer joy of it. I have a big selection of cowboys and indians that I look through from time to time. Not so common in the toy stores today? Transformers, dinosaurers and Star War figures are more common I think. Sometimes I handpaint them to more realistic colors. Depending on what I should do with them.

32 33 P18 - 1Volvo P18, but not “The Saint” color. That was white. My brother has worked on the No 1 P18. That is the very first that came out of the factory. It has now found its way back to Sweden from The US..

Pelles Poster liggande PolisbilA typical Swedish police car at the time.

11Up: This is called “Absolut Pelle”. I guess you can see why.

12 13 14Up: I played with our sons feeding bottles. They are filled with food for grown ups and toys.

18 1931Up: I borrowed this Bobby in a police car from my cousin Lars.

😊 Pelle

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