Last weekend I went up north with an old friend, and fellow creative, to spend a couple of days in a remote cabin in the woods. The aim was to gather material and become inspired by this rough and beautiful environment. I’m still not sure where we’ll land with this but I’ll keep you updated.
In the mean time, check out Tobias’s soundcloud.
Portrait of Peter.
Photo by: Mikael Axelsson
Some last minute work before departure.
Photos by: Mikael Axelsson
It was great fun to revisit skateboarding for the first time in like 10 years. Oddly enough, after the initial 10 minutes of Bambi-type wobbly legs, we seemed to have gotten our old swag back. Maybe it’s like riding a bike. But with attitude.
These are a couple of portraits I shot of my friend Jonas. He works as a curator and he is also doing research in paleontology. He recently discovered the oldest plant fossil in Sweden.
These are the first shots from a new series of portraits of creative and interesting people around me. This is furniture maker Ylva, whom I first met when she helped me fix a pair of broken Mina chairs. She works in a studio located in the basement of her house.
Earlier this week I, together with two other photographers and one editor, shot the Birgit Nilsson Prize ceremony at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. It was great fun and I already look forward to the next ceremony. This years laureate is Maestro Riccardo Muti and the prize is awarded biennially.
Thanks Fredrik Stehn and Annci Gustavsson for bringing me along, and Camilla Svensk for creating a good team spirit.
So the summer is over and autumn is rolling in full effect. The kinda-warm season of 2011 will be remembered as a peaceful time before the big change.
We spent a lot of time at the country house just swimming, reading books and picking tons of berries and plums. I also did some work on my Avedon project, which you can see above. All and all it was a good summer.
But now it’s time to work and I look forward to new and interesting challenges.
I started one of my summer projects today by taking some test shots. I tried to find Richard Avedon’s “In the american west” but that wasn’t easy so I ended up doing all the preplanning and research on my computer. No biggie, but if any of you got a copy for sale, please drop me a mail. Thanks Anna for the behind-the-scenes.