Category Archives: professional photography

What happened to Amanda?

When photographers and objects meet things can happend that will leave traces. For very long. When Mary Ellen Mark met Amanda they formed a relation that still talks to us. Mary with her photography and Amanda with her expression, attitude. Here is the story about what happaned to Amanda. She is still thinking about the moments for the photographs and her contact with the photographer. The interesting article from npr.

http://www.npr.org/2015/06/27/417782675/what-happened-to-the-9-year-old-smoking-in-mary-ellen-marks-photo

Here is also a link from The Guardian about more of Mary Ellen Marks famous photographs. Of course the one with Amanda is included.

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2015/may/26/mary-ellen-mark-legendary-photographs-in-pictures

People are everything!

😊  Pelle

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Well, is it?

To me there is no question, but, not all photographs are art. So what is and what isn´t? It is up to you, and me of course. These are 2 articles from The Guardian about the subject. What would you be prepared to pay for that you couldn´t do yourself?

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2012/oct/19/photography-is-it-art

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http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/dec/11/photography-is-art-sean-ohagan-jonathan-jones

Torremolinos-2This is a photograph of a painting. What is art and what isn´t? Can both be, and at the same time? You tell me.

😊  Pelle

The gun was loaded’: photographers on the shots that changed their lives

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This article is from The Guardian where you can find lots of interesting articles about photography.

“Some photos change the photographers life”. Not only the viewers.

http://gu.com/p/49gyb

ESB through binucular at WTC

These 3 images changed my life years later with 9/11, when WTC was a target for a terror attack. These 2 images above were taken from the observation deck at World Trade Center. The one closest through the binoculars there. All with a small 35 mm Minox GT.

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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