Even though i have a vacation i took the opportunity to blog some
A while ago it was time to shoot another portrait for LAJV Magazine. The location i had found was a big pile of rubble near a big construction site Exactly what the idea of the image is, how it will look and who’s in the picture i will show you later.
Any way the setup went well, but it was kind of a work out climbing up and down the pile all the time. Thank god for really high lighting stands with extracting legs! To set the lights on top of a mountain of stones was no picnic i can tell you I had to support some of the stands with rocks and the powerpacks had to be squeezed into cracks here and there
Without revealing too much i can tell you that i had to build a cross, twine some plants and buy a whole box of finger paint! But what the final image looks like i will show you later
As i’ve just started blogging in english as well instead of just swedish i thought i’d write a post about my images that was selected for the Hasselblad Masters Awards this year. The voting is open until november 2011!
So believe it or not! I’m a finalist inthe Hasselblad Masters Awards! It was 3773 contributions in eleven categories. 110 of these made it to the finals, and one of them was me!
Which category did i make it in? Well, Wildlife was the one! The images was from a series of images i shot of the frieser horse Rocco.
It all feel very strange, but really fantastic!
And of course it would be great if you would vote for me! If you know anyone else who would be interested in supporting little me please feel free to forward the link!
Here is the link to my images at Hasselblad.com, here you can also vote for me, if you like them of course!
If you want to read about this shoot i’ve translated the old post to english here: A horse and some lights …
I’ve always wanted people from other countries than Sweden to be able to read my blog, especially from english speaking countries. But to only write in english at this stage would feel strange.
So at last i’ve installed a plug-in that lets the reader decide what language to display! English or swedish!
But a lot of my earlier posts are still only available in swedish, maybe i’ll translate some of them later. If you want me to translate any of my old posts please just write it in the comments and i’ll do it ASAP!
This is how the images for LAJV Magazine turned out, which i wrote about in the last post. The first image with the jeep in the background is, before all the layers has been merged, 4.27 GB, which is some kind of a record for me! Maybe i should buy a cake or something!
Anyhow, I always want to be able to back up and change small details in my images, so the adjustment layers, masks and saved selections are many With thes image some layers didn’t make it all the way to the end. I have one that have five fighters flying over his head in a V-formation (yes, i took that picture myself as well, no stock photo).
I posted an image of the actual cover, and yes the flipped the image It fitted better with the text that way. I didn’t mind actually. Both myself and Jerry (the model) gave them our blessing to do it in advance.
I hope you like them!
Last week i shot the cover of LAJV Magazine. It was a portrait of the General of the big festival “Gatufesten”.
The idea was to use his title as the general of the festival and use it in a military way . So the hunt for props began some weeks ago, but as usually everything wasn’t ready until just before we drove away to the shoot.:)
We found some really cool guys who collected old military vehicles and stuff, they agreed to both let us use their jeep and themselves as “models”. The movies “The Pluton” and “Full Metal Jacket” flashed in front of my eyes several times during the shoot The really rocked!
The clothes we used i got from several places, borrowed some and bought some …
The location we used for this shoot was beside a big concrete factory. It was a big field where the trucks empty old concrete before they clean the tanks, this is later crushed by big tractors and but in a big pile. It looks like a real war zone! Around this field i found a lot of old barrels, car tires and wooden things we could use! Anything you would need in a war
But because the wet concrete is all over this place, some kind of wet concrete mudd is everywhere. Luckily i had some mineral water and an old sweater which i used to clean all my cables and stands with.
During this shoot Hansa from Goecker had travelled all the way up to me to let me try out Hasselblads new camera H4D-60. A really nice camera almost like my Hasselblad H2 with a PhaseOne P30 back, with the only little difference that the H4D-60 has a full sensor and 60 megapixels! Thank you Hansa for the “behind the scenes” pictures as well!
The lighting was created with two Pro-7B’s, a Pro-B3, ringflash, Magnum- and softlightreflectors.