Last week I spoke at the Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles about my work. I want to show that it’s all about the material you have to create something, not the camera itself but imagining how something could be captured. Capturing the imaginable and realizing the impossible, what you can imagine is what you can create. Have a look at the video below… Read the full article
Behind the scenes video of my latest creation Cut & Fold, from shooting to final photo. The post production took about 15 (effective) hours, the clip contains a selection of that process played back at 80 times normal speed. Video was filmed and cut by me, music by Justice – New Lands (Falcon remix). Enjoy.
In the summer of 2012 I was contacted by the event agency Awesome Project about doing a commissioned perspective illusion for the 5:th anniversary of the shopping gallery “Skrapan” in Stockholm, Sweden. Since it’s one of the tallest buildings in Stockholm they wanted to incorporate the 85 m view from the top of the building in the illusion. The idea was that it would be like standing on the top of the building looking out and down. I went to Stockholm to take measurements and do the necessary preparations. It was put up at the location 28:th September 2012 and will be up for a couple of weeks outside the gallery in Stockholm. If you’re in Stockholm in October, please come by and have a look for yourself!
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I created ”A painting too real” 4 years ago, I had several ideas on how I could realize it but I was limited by my knowledge and experience. I’ve learned a lot over the past years regarding lighting, camera and post production and I felt it was time for another version. This is not part II, it’s just a different take on the initial idea.
This is a photo I’ve worked with for the past months. I’ve never really worked with fire so I saw it as an experiment. The idea was to let the lamp beam cut through basically anything that would come in its way. As it would be quite hard to shoot the fire at the location in the apartment I knew that I had to build it up piece by piece.
Summer is usually a time when I have more time for personal project as many clients go on vacation. A few years ago I did about 1-2 personal photos per month, today I’m happy if I manage to do one every second month. Mainly because I do more commissioned projects but also because the projects I do tend to take more time as I get more strict about the details. But this summer I decided to dig into my sketch books and start working on a few ideas that I’ve been thinking about.
I learned doing simple websites in the 90′s, using tables and cool background colours. The way my work is presented has always been important to me, easy to understand with the image in focus.
Right now you can see a selection of my work at The Swedish museum of Photography (Fotografiska) in Stockholm, Sweden. If you’re in Stockholm in May please have a look! More info here: http://fotografiska.eu/Museet/Young-Corner
Here is a short video behind the scene of one of my latest photos; Self-actualization. It was shot in mid October just before the winter arrived. In short he was shot in front of a white canvas in all natural light with Swedish Värnen as a backdrop. I could have done the painting in Photoshop but wanted to keep it as realistic as possible so I did it by hand and shot the canvas from the same angle about a week later. View full post to see video.
In November I was invited to speak at the TED conference in London on how something can look real but at the same time be impossible. The theme of the evening was “Travels in Space, Time & Imagination” and there were about ten speakers talking about everything from 3d-printing to how the brain can tell you where you parked your car.