31 August 2010

Don Kenn



I'm usually not a big fan of illustrated monsters... but when they're in ink like this they're simply GORGEOUS. All illustrations by Don Kenn, find his blog here.

30 August 2010

Wonderful sunday


I hope your sunday was as good as mine!

28 August 2010

Last visit to the beach


Autumn seems to have arrived one month to soon this year. But spending one last day at the beach was really nice. Although I was wearing all my wool.

26 August 2010

Black feather kitty board

A feather skateboard for cool cats who want to ride and scare neighborhood birds. Made for yet another booooooom contest. The winners (5 contestants) will be announced september 10th.

24 August 2010

Plastic


I made a quick count and got it to be 88 plastic animals in my room. Just like the number of the year I'm born.
There will be more! I can't get enough of these little dudes.

22 August 2010

Here comes the bride


I wonder if I will ever get married in this wedding dress I bought on second hand for 100 SEK (about 10 euro)? Haha, it wouldn't surprise me if I did, although it looks like a rag. I just wonder what my sister would say! "Oooeh my good Ulrika, you are soooo embarrassing!"
But it's hard to see how the dress looks on the photos off course. Hm... wonder what kind of bride one would be? A bride breathing with panic in her eyes through a paper bag or a attention seeking little shit?

( Btw, so happy for the self trigger Robert gave me, finally I can shoot up in trees :)

21 August 2010

Ann-Kristin and Winnie

Photo for the dog/owner project. My neighbor Ann-Kristin and her dog Winnie.

Wow, I really feel like my people skills have gotten down to a really poor level. I used to be quite good with connecting with my models, but now I haven't photographed strangers for so long that I'm really rusty. I'm mumbling away like some Leibovitz women(yes she actually connects rather bad with her models, just read her book). When I'm up in Lofoten teaching I always talk about this, the best way to prepare a model before a shoot and how to act during a shoot. And now it's like I haven't heard my self speak.
I'm even to shy to ask people with dogs on the street. What's happening to me? It took me a while to be brave enough when I photograph... and now I've been slacking with useless self portraits and macroshit for so long that I forgot what it's like to work with REAL people. Shame on me. I want to say: well let's just get back on the horse, but really, with school starting I don't know if I will.

20 August 2010

Karin and Enzo


Karin and Enzo, what a cute couple! These two were great to work with, although Enzo just wanted to run around and fall flat on his belly :) It's always difficult to plan a photograph with a dog since they do what they feel like. You just have to make the best of it. But I want to photograph these two soon again, maybe when Enzo has grown a little. And I would also like to create a better background for the next try.

19 August 2010

16 August 2010

Mirror

Do you ever just stare at yourself in the mirror and try to solve all your problems through your face? Like... maybe I'll see the answer in my eyes. Or maybe up my nose? I think it sort of worked when I was younger. I really liked to philosophize in front of the mirror. Now I just see my face. And that's just a face. I look a little bored and my eyes are like what?
So so. But the mirror is on the floor. I like it there. I've moved around some furniture. It's turning into tuesday and I am a taaaad bored. Sitting in my pajamas trying to draw for my book but it seems my fingers can only draw ugly lines.

♥ seabear

If you haven't listened to the icelandic band seabear you should!
Me and Robert got a chance to catch them live yesterday. We've both listened to them for a while but I kinda liked them even better live! The lead singer used his voice differently than he does on the cd.

12 August 2010

11 August 2010

Sofia and Kimmac

Sofia (20) with Kimmac (11)
After seeing Therése's project with the armpit hair girls I kinda felt like it was time to start with my own project too. I've been thinking about the owner/dog project for a while, so I thought that I should at least just do a couple of shoots. Heh, now we'll see were it goes from here! I've always imagined this to be a life long project.

09 August 2010

Band Photo

Band photo for boooooom contest
See the winner here

07 August 2010

06 August 2010

05 August 2010

04 August 2010

Natures beasts


These reminded me of fleshy mouths... but also a little of pokémons :)

03 August 2010

Nature singing


I needed to clear my head this morning (since I failed getting my drives license - agaaain) so I went to the botanical garden to look at pretty things (that aren't related to gasoline), and I found these pretty singing flowers... or, that's what it looks like to me... like they're singing when it's bright and sleeping when it's dark. Hihi, it's like they've got these huge rabbit teeth too, do you see?

02 August 2010

Therése Olsson



Photographs by Therése Olsson

After eating my breakfast today I thought "My my... I haven't felt like taking pictures or drawing for ages. What do I want to do today? Want don't I feel like creating anymore?".
But then I remembered that I hadn't looked at the blogs that I usually follow for ages. So I took a little peak and now I actually already feel the inspiration tingling through me. Therése's book was one of the things I looked at first, I know her from my photo school in Lofoten and I think she's sooo talented. I wish her the best of luck :)