Wednesday 22 January 2014

EXHIBITION from Lectures & Workshops 2013 • 21st of January to 3rd of December 2013

During the years I have been lecturing a lot. Mostly in art schools and at the university. Since four years ago I have also been lecturing commissioned by the City of Malmö at elementary school which has been very rewarding.

During autumn 2013 I was commissioned to lecture and do workshops by Swedish national foundation for art, Konstfrämjandet. I was signed to work with sixth graders at Storkskolan in Blentarp near Sjöbo outside Malmö.

Usually I have been lecturing about; democracy, freedom of speech and freedom of religious views, womans rights, anti organized crime, anti violence etc. Even for this longer project I used the same topics and also as I knew that many inhabitants of the city of Sjöbo during the World War II were supporters of the Nazi regime in Germany a lot of the focus on the lectures were in racism and nazism. 

After 4 lectures and 3 workshops and a lot of work the children's work of posters and printed T-shirts were displayed at Gallery St: Gertrud in Malmö in January 2014 with an grand opening with lemonade, crisps and candy.

Sunday 19 January 2014

Photo Shoot for TOOL & MACHINERY SHOP • Monday 9th January 2014

Close to Malmö you find Arlöv where the company selling industrial machinery and equipment. I was commissioned to shoot for their business in January. Well on site and unpacking my equipment i realized that I had taken on a tough shoot. 
Most interior lights had different warmth / Kelvin and a bit messy and untidy environment in general.

However the shoot went fine. For the portrait of the owner I had him lift up very high up in the air by a fork-lift truck using the nice retro neon sing as a back drop.
Images in the workshop and in the store were all white balanced as well as I could and some black & white silhouette images from the workshop came out great.

Saturday 18 January 2014

Artist Website, Graphic Design & Photo for SCULPTOR • Sunday 8th December 2013

As a combination of a birthday present and fathers day present I created a website and business card for my Dad. He has been active as an artist and sculptor both in Sweden as abroad with many exhibitions and public commissions behind him.

I took on the challenge to do a webiste and business card to him and during a span of 2 weeks it was done and ready.

The graphic design is simpel and clean which is mostly required by artist and I mixed his old studio photographs of his sculptures together with my own photographs taken both with an professional camera as well as taken with my iPhone in his studio. The mix of these two techniques turned out well. The first two images are taken with my professional camera and the last two images taken in my dad´s studio are taken with my iPhone.

Friday 17 January 2014

Comission of Photo, Graphic Profile, Website for SYDVÄST BÅTKAPELL & SOLSEGEL Completed • Friday 6th of December 2013

After many hours and a lot of work finally the job Sydväst Båtkapell & Solsegel is finished.
The owners of Sydväst contacted med actually approximately 3 years ago. Then living near Gothenborg on the west coast of Sweden they had thoughts starting a company making boat covers and sun sails. At the moment they wondered if I could make a logo for them.

However we lost contact due to them moving to Svarte in South Sweden and the fact that they didn´t know if they were going to start the business or not.
In the beginning of summer 2013 they contacted me again as they then finally had started the company and were now in production.

On our first meeting I suggested that I should make an holistic graphic design package together with photographs. After accepting the deal we had numerous meetings during the summer and autumn envolving photoshoots, graphic design issues etc. 

After a couple of months and many working hours the logo with a beautiful font and form resembling a billowing sail, website with images shot in their production studio, at sea and at a restaurant where a sun sail was installed and finally a nice business card ...the job was done and finished. 

Monday 13 January 2014

Two Funny Photographs at the Last Racing Day 2013 at JÄGERSRO Horse Racing Track • Wednesday 4th of December 2013

This Wednesday was the last day of gallop at the Jägersro Horse Racing Track this season before frost and snow hits the track. Closing down the camera and other equipment I discovered 2 photographs that were a bit funny. On one of them the jockey is looking straight into the camera and saluting while passing the finish line. 
On the other one a big bird flew in front of the lens. Two good images concluding this years work at Jägersro Trav & Galopp. 

Sunday 12 January 2014

Exhibition • Malmö Gallerinatt 2013, EXTER INDUSTRIALIS at Galleri Spegeln • Saturday 28th September 2013

On the last saturday of September every year one of the biggest art events in Malmö takes place, which is the annual Malmö Gallerinatt / Malmö Gallery Night. This is the day when most galleries and art institutions are having their opening for new exhibitions at the same time and when the galleries are open to midnight. 

I exhibited the new photograps EXTER INDUSTRIALIS at Gallery Spegeln in Malmö. The space was fully packed with visitors and gallery tour. Was great to meet the visitors and listen to their positive views of the work.

Here is the official press release for the exhibiton:

Exter Industialis is a series of images which are based on photographs taken between 2010 and 2013 of walls from different industrial buildings. The exteriors are shot directly from the front and shows the buildings with a stripped-documentary aesthetics while having a nostalgic reverb. My first job as a teenager was a summer job at a wood factory in the middle of the Småland pine forests. Since then I have throughout my art combined jobs at various industries which environment and architecture has been a recurring theme in his images.