I’ve been raving about The Demtones ever since they first hired me to design a logo for them. We’re further down the road now and I wanted to show you a few photos I got during the videoshoot for “What you got to lose”. The video was shot and directed by MW visual media and parts of it, in a set dressed as a room where a grandma would feel at home.
I really dig the sound coming from these guys and it goes hand in hand with my passion for retro colorpalettes and designs. These images serve as social media content and pressimages.
Recently I made a trip to Rügen and revisited Hitlers failed KDF- (Kraft durch Freude – Strength through joy) project Prora. Last time I was there they had begun turning the massive buildings into luxury apartments. I reckon they have a year or two left until the transformation is complete. So this might be the last pictures I’m getting of the original structures. I was hoping to get some more photos from the inside but it’s really hard to get in nowadays.
Next to the complex lies what used to be the biggest disco on Rügen. The M3 Miami. After the owner Peter died a few years ago, the massive nightclub which had five floors shut down for good. Here are some of the photos I got.
Yesterday I tried a new approach to facial lighting while shooting portraits. I wanted to bring out the beast in my model so I decided to give scissorlighting a shot, and I think it turned out great. This is not a standard approach when it comes to setting up your lights but in this case I think it worked quite well. For this technique you’ll need two sources of hard light, I used my 800W redheads. The photo was shot with a Canon 700D using the 50mm f1.8 lens (wide open) and a .3 ND filter.
The idea is to shine the light on the sides of the face, slightly from the back of your model. The model is placed in the center where the two lights cross. Here’s a sketch:
I shot my portraits in RAW so I had a lot of wiggle room in Photoshop. Which light setup is your favourite when lighting for portraits? Drop me a comment – I’d love to know.
Model Marcus Witold Piorkowski is a talented musician and filmmaker. You can check out his portfolio here and listen to his music on Spotify.
A while back I shot some photos for Magdalena Wolk who is currently in the process of rebranding herself. There are some really interesting tunes in the pipeline which will be released under the pseudonym Mags on earth. You can check out all my favourite shots in the portfoliosection found here.
All photos taken in Helsingborg, Sweden at some of my favourite spots.
Last weekend I spent my the entire saturday shooting a video for the local metal band Sins in vain. They were recording a cover song and wanted the process to be documented so at the beginning of 2018 I’ll hopefully be done with the editing. I also snapped some photos of the band and here are some portraits I took towards the end of the day. It was a simple setup against a noticeboard with a quick Rembrandtlighting using a 800w redhead.
In yesterdays post “Filmmakers hardcase for less than $35” I mentioned that I might cover the interior with vintage comic book pages. I spent about an hour thinking about it in bed last night and as I woke up this morning I knew it was something I had to do. I think it turned out really nice, and besides adding uniqueness to my cases, it should also give the insides some extra stability once it dries up.
For this I used about two 1970’s Wild West-themed comics and some wallpaper paste.
One of the photos I took of my grandma during the #ArtstreetHbg festival earlier this summer ended up in print again. This time, in the cute little folder about Kulturveckan which kicks off in November. The theme will be “freedom”, and it’s kind of nice to have my grandma in there on page one since she grew up in what was eastern Germany for some time. In a way, this photo makes me feel like she finally got to stick it to the man, in a weird roundabout way. Graffiti and street art is all about freedom and bending of rules and conventions, so I think this photo was a good choice for representing freedom. And I’m happy for myself to of course. It’s always nice to see your photos end up in print.
During #artstreethbg the artists went through a lot of sponsored paint and Swedish industry magazine “Målmarmästaren” wrote a little piece about the festival. That’s all nice and neat, but for me the biggest thrill is that I got some of my photos published. Funny thing is that one photo is of my sister and the electrical box we painted together, and the other one is a photo of my grandma visiting the streetart workshop which was held on the last day of the festival. A nice little victory on a otherwise rainy Monday.
Documenting this years Passage-festival (one week of “street-theathre” in Helsingborg & Helsingör) was a blast. I met so many amazing people on the job, both performers and spectators. Street-theatre really brings out the best in (most) people and there were so many golden moments to capture. I mainly filmed the events but there were times when a photograph just did the job better. These are some of my favourite moments.
When I documented the ArtstreetHBG streetartfestival I mainly shot film. But sometimes I did actally turn the wheel on my Canon from video to photography and ended up with a few shots I really came to like. These are some of my favourites.
I just posted the photos I’ve been editing for quite some time since I came back from a day out in Helsingör (DK). The goal was to explore four more or less abandoned places; a home, a bowling alley, a hospital and an old museum. The photos that moved me the most came from the first to spots I mentioned. You can see all the photos in my portfolio here.
Yesterday I went to a lake in a small community called Hyllinge to get some better photos of a treehouse I Instagrammed about a year ago. I knew I was going for some black and white shots, mainly because of the doomey weather combined with the uneven angles of the treehouse. I thought the shot of the structure against the lake would be my best (and only) shot for the day (since Hyllinge isn’t the center of the visual world really), but I was lucky enough to catch a man fishing which turned out to be the better photo. As I left I noticed some flowers growing on the roof a little cabin, something you don’t see everyday. I felt lucky because this way I could shoot the flowers comfortably from below, catching some light in a different way than normally, and I even liked to colours enough to keep them. No matter what you’re planning, you just don’t know what you’ll end up with as you step out the door with a camera.