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polaroids, big and small

Stille life with old postcards

Polaroid used to be a material photographers used to secure the exposure, but it also gave us an opportunity to use it more artistically.

It came in 3 1/4×4 1/4″, 4×5″ and 8×10″ size. But also in 20×24″ built for very special Polaroid cameras. I used Polaroids frequently and also made Polaroid transfers. The image was then transferred on to other papers, films etc. I held workshops at Photokina in Cologne and various other places to show how to do.

My images with the 20×24″ camera were made in Stockholm using one of the very few Polaroid cameras that were traveling the world. It never went anywhere without an assistant. To be prepared for the event I made my sketches in 8×10″ on my studio floor. However, the Polaroid camera was huge and I had to nail and glue all my still lifes on a board leaning it to a wall. I just couldn´t tilt it as much as my 8×10″ camera. When you see the camera you will understand. I think the transfers I made with this camera are rare.

That was many years ago, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. During a day I made a total of 4 images. The image above with a selection of postcards after my grandmother. Original image size 20×24″ is 52×62 cm!

I will be back to show some more Polaroid images in other formats and styles that I made.

Polaroid also produced the SX-70 camera, but that is another story.

😊 Pelle

The team from Polaroid and me in the middle.
Me and the assistant working on a transfer. I am so sorry I don´t remember his name.
Still life with old school books and film stars

Footography.

New York, Manhattan

Hi,

In my aim to get this blog up and running again I have decided to start with this image. A well known landmark from New York. The Empire State Building. During frequent visits many years ago that was my main subject for my photography. This is one of the images I like the most. It was not made in an ordinary way, let me tell you. It is no secret. I tripped my small camera, a Minox 35, on my foot. Like this illustration below. It was late afternoon and I needed to steady my camera. People passing by was looking at me wondering what I was doing, though this was NY. Nothing surprises. This was the result from four exposures, I think. I think I could not have made it better aiming with my hands and eyes. Or, what do you think? Without metadata on my film I think it was during the late 70´ or early 80´s.

: ) greetings Pelle

Your Image has been selected

It has been SO long since I last wrote something here on my blog. Now is a good day to start all over again. This image just got selected by YourDailyPhotograph.com
Last time I published some images was november 2019, from Paris. The year and the visit when this image was made…

Dear Per Erik,

Congratulations. We are pleased to announce our curators have chosen your image for inclusion into YourDailyPhotograph.com. We select a very small percentage of photographs submitted.

We expect your image to post in two days.

You’re in good company — in the recent past images from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andreas Gursky, Richard Misrach, Andre Kertesz, Edward Burtynsky and other photography legends have appeared in YDP.




Chet Baker playing at Fasching in Stockholm

I celebrate that today, on this very day 41 years ago, I photographed Chet Baker at the Fasching Jazzclub here in Stockholm. Some of those images can be seen at my exhibition at Fasching today and until April. I have added the review at the bottom, to be read in Swedish.

Fasching is at Kungsgatan 63, Stockholm

I haven´t posted anything here for a very long time. Perhaps today´s post will be a change for the better.

Until next time. 😊

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Perhaps to be included in the 2019 calendar

These images could be selected for the 2019 calender. A project I have made for about 20 years together with my dear friend Peter Schaeublin in Schaffhaussen, Switzerland. And the Stamm printers. The calendar has always been a giveaway and is not for sale.

Pelle😊

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And the winner is…

Hurricane Red! ( Image at the top ). Winner of Stockholms Stora Pris for the third time and second year in a row with jockey Jacob Johansen.

Images from Bro Park racetrack on the 18th.

😊  Pelle

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“a man with the camera of an artist, the pen of a poet and a genius for the impossible”

Said by Harrison Salisbury about David Douglas Duncan. A life in photography. This is fantastic reading from Washington Post with many great links for more interesting material.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/david-douglas-duncan-photo-nomad-who-captured-war-and-picasso-dies-at-102/2018/06/07/8b8fb84e-6a93-11e8-9e38-24e693b38637_story.html?utm_term=.bbec8af2b344

Top image, Marine Capt. Ike Fenton during a Korean War battle in 1950.                                (© David Douglas Duncan/Harry Ransom Center)

😊  Pelle

For a start…

Horses and jockeys, off course. But there would be no races without starters. They assist the jockeys in loading the horses into the boxes and they help calming some nervous horses. Here are e few images from yesterdays races, and some of the starters at Bro Park. It is always such an inspiration to go there.

First, the races.

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And now some starters.

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😊 🏇 😊  Pelle

It is not always as you think it is…

How a Galway Pub Led to a Skyscraper

A friend just sent me this article about another classic image many thought, for good reasons, was made by Hine. A great story. He found it in The New York Times.

🙂  Pelle

Rare photographs that changed lives

And photography still changes lives! 🙂  Pelle

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-43031764

Twenty-four photographs from the Lewis Hine archive have been auctioned in New York. The rare prints were from the collection of the late New York photographer Isador Sy Seidman.

American sociologist Hine was one of the most important documentary photographers of the 20th Century. Because the notion of photojournalism and documentary did not exist at the time, Hine called his projects “photo stories”, using images and words to fight for the causes he believed in.

The prints span Hine’s career and many are from his most well-known projects, centring on the poor and disadvantaged from the Carolinas, New York and Pittsburgh.

All photographs courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries.

The above image: Hot day on East Side, New York, 1908.

I found these photographs in BBC.

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Labourer on connector, Empire State Building, 1930-31.

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Pennsylvania coal breakers, [Breaker Boys], 1912.