Monday, February 16, 2015

Composition, lines and the virgin Mary


I created this image, in which we see Jesus and the virgin Mary, an image resting inside an ornamental brooch. It was made to illustrate the point of framing, of diagonal and dynamic lines in photography, of circles and rectaungular shapes within the framing of the image itself.

According to the English writer G.K Chesterton, "The essence of every picture is the frame". The frame here has is a proportion of 16*9, instead of the usual proportions that are often associated with modern 35mm photography, both film and digital.

The diagonal rectangular shape creates dynamics and intererest, tension which is added to by the ´"new moon"-shape of the shadow created by the tilting light source. The outer part of the ornament creates a cicle within the rectangular shape, and yet another circle, the inner border between the metalwork and the glass protected image of Jesus.

The image is a unification between dynamic movement of the rectangle wihtin the frame, the added movement of the new moon and the "circle within circle", which pulls the viewer in, into a classic despiction of grace.

In this image we may yet consider the circular shape of the halo, which draws out attention to the face of Mary!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Midvintersol

"Solen besegras ej
...
hon firas i sin vila"
- Dikten Sol, (2014)

"Ty solen är också kärlek."
- Guido Zeccola 

I recorded a holiday mix yesterday to celebrate the winter sun, with artists such as James Blackshaw, Nils Frahm, Lubomyr Melnyk, Blamstrain and others. I hope you may enjoy it.


Friday, December 26, 2014

One of Several Threads

Threads is a massive album released by Kahvi collective, which I have been featured by previously. Specifically on Tiny robots, Secret games and Terraform, as well as contributing a couple of images for album and EP-covers. As far as I can see, it is actually close to three years since I was part of their artist roster.

The track in question is also something which I wrote a couple of years ago. It is called Spirit level, a name I saw in a recent book by Richard G. Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. But I interpreted the term less through a political or sociological horizon and more in a musical sense.

Download the release here

Thursday, December 25, 2014

New Year Wishes for Soundbytes

I was asked by Soundbytes magazine, for whom I write, from time to time - what my wishes for the new year were. Here is my both quite serious and more tounge in cheek-anwer.


"Every DAW should allow you to have several projects open at once, with full integration and drag and drop interfacing between several tracks, I'm counting on you for this one, 2015! I also wish for world powers to recognise the priority in action, that the environment and climate should have. We only have one planet with VST-plugins! Let's protect the one we know of, and let cultural activities increase our understanding of what it means to be human."

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Do, Re, Mi

Jeanette Sorgaard is an independent filmmaker, living and working in Denmark. Earlier this year, to commemorate her 30'th bithday, she published an interpretation of Nils Frahm's song Mi, from his Screws EP.

This video made me think of H.C Anderssen's folksy fairy-tale The ugly duckling, in its original language called "Den grimme ælling". Both are short, beautiful journey's deeply ladden with symbolism.


Crane on the Run #1 Mi - Music Video from Jeanette Nørgaard on Vimeo.

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Photo from the Theatre Stage

A photo I recently shot, that I am particulary pleased with, despicting that of the artist Johanna Lillvik, reaching for the audience with her voice and keyboard, at the Putte i parken festival - theatre stage.

I used Pentax K5D with DA 70 Ltd lens at f/3,2, ISO 1600 - and retouched the colors using Adobe Lightroom.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

A Strange Sight in Copenhagen

It was a strange sight, in Copenhagen last summer. These two men, sitting still, one hoovering over the other. Attracting looks from passers-by.

They also were my own subject of attention, and for a short time I thought to myself that they had to use some kind of trick.This lady with a baby boy on her shoulders went by.

I quickly grabbed my Pentax Q and went for the shot.