While watering the garden last night, I asked Charlotte to capture a few seconds of me in slow motion. I’ve been planning a longer watering video for about a year, but just haven’t gotten around to it. So, see this as a teaser.
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Today is Mother’s Day here in Sweden, so this is my mother four years before I was born on a game show hosted by none other than comedian Groucho Marx. I can’t remember any part of my childhood or have any recollection of my mother that would make her worthy of celebrating today. Which is […]
Shot this last weekend during an evening walk around the harbor of the coastal town of Grebbestad in southwestern Sweden. I was intrigued by the half dozen or so trawlers and commercial fishing vessels across the bay from where the leisure boats were anchored. I don’t know why, but there’s something inspiring about fishing boats […]
Last night, ahead of our allocated time slots, Charlotte and I got our Pfizer/Biontechs mRNA-vaccine shots. The process was as smooth as the jabs were painless. Incidentally, the vaccine location was at an old military (Swedish airforce) base. I don’t see how this vaccination should be treated any differently than other viral diseases I’ve been inoculated […]
Here’s a short film produced for Ängelholm Näringsliv AB to showcase just a few of all the activities available for families visiting the city and its beautiful surroundings. Produced last fall but published now as part of the company’s spring marketing mix. Of the five films I was commissioned to create, this is my favorite.
Well, dear reader, it’s been about a week since my last post. What can I say? I’ve been busy. Busy with a bunch of stuff, like editing this short film about life here in beautiful Vejbystrand. I shot most of the footage during the pandemic, but some scenes are from a while before this mess […]
Another installment in my Resurfaced series. This “readymade” was shot at a gas station somewhere. Speaking of which, here’s a collection of what was called a “filling station” when I was a kid.
Remember Jaco Pastorius? I’ve been a fan of the band Weather Report for decades. So, when an old buddy sent a link to this live concert earlier today, I was once again reminded of how awesome their live gigs were. The venue is the Montreux Jazz Festival 1976, where I, incidentally, seven years later in […]
Earlier this year, we bought a bird feeder and a big batch of sunflower seeds to fill it with. Before it arrived and during much of the cold winter, I hand-fed our two most persistent blackbirds, BBOne and BBTwo every day. It got to the point that BBOne got so comfortable with my company, that […]
I found this mask lying on the ground during one of last week’s walks. I wondered if it had been dropped by mistake or discarded purposely. Some people seem to be so fed up with the pandemic that they embrace all kinds of conspiracy theories. Whether or not they believe in the science, those folks […]
As can clearly be seen, these shoes are made for walking. I found the above old scuffed Clark’s a few weeks ago and remembered how wonderful it was to walk in them. I don’t have a difficult time finding comfortable shoes. My feet are still relatively easy to please, despite recent bouts with arthritic pain. […]
Machine Learning is both fascinating and frightening. From what I understand, it’s quintessentially a subset of artificial intelligence and a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building via dynamic algorithms. According to Wikipedia, Machine Learning (ML) can be used for a bunch of stuff, including software design, medical diagnostics, autonomous vehicles, and streaming […]
Shot this pink super moon yesterday morning just before 5:00 a.m. Charlotte was standing in front of the bedroom window to take a photo. I got up too and instantly knew that I’d have to capture the pink super moon with a much bigger lens than what my three-year-old phone provides. I took about a […]
A lifesaver. A wall. A ladder. Behind me water and above me, the sky. Something about this composition intrigued me when I walked by it the other day during a morning stroll around Malmö’s northern harbor area, near Saltimporten. I don’t usually remember how I was feeling on an emotional level when I photograph a […]
Is using elements or symbols like in the above collage really cultural appropriation? Wikipedia’s definition of cultural appropriation is the adoption of an element or elements of one culture or identity by members of another culture or identity. This can be controversial when members of a dominant culture appropriate from disadvantaged minority cultures. The collage […]
I miss diving. The weightlessness, The sound of bubbles. The sight of colorful, curious fish and sea mammals. The camaraderie when you dive in a group. I miss traveling to places where scuba diving is readily available, the sea is warm and welcoming. I long to revisit the Red Sea, the Andaman, and the Pacific […]
Learning and subsequently teaching Qigong has been a game-changer for me. My approach is disruptive. Heck, my entire life has been disruptive. I know no other way of being or living. To me, Qigong isn’t mysterious. It isn’t an over-reaching religion or even a lifestyle. It’s a low-impact way of getting exercise that positively impacts […]
Apparently, right now many are suffering from languishing. Which I don’t find all that strange, considering how molasses-slow things have been for over a year and the financial, emotional, and spiritual predicament so many billions of people find themselves in. I don’t feel like I am languishing. I am suffering from some level of chronic […]
From yesterday evening where calm and tranquility prevailed against crisis and calamity. There was only me, the sea, and another beautiful sunset. Shot with my nearly 2-year-old phone in 4k at 60fps while I was lying on an old yoga mat.
Here’s a scene from yesterday’s excursion to Ven. Surprisingly, of all the islands I’ve visited and lived on over the years, the picturesque Ven never came up on our radar screen. I mean, we knew of it and at some point realized a visit was going to happen. Ven is perhaps too close to home. […]
Here’s an old door that caught my attention in Haifa during a press trip there a few years ago. I felt prompted to document it while the rest of the group moved on – so I was lost for a few minutes afterwards. The turquoise color, its shape and symbolism was just too hard to […]
Late afternoon a few days ago, Charlotte and I enjoyed what could possibly have been the best pizza in all of southern Sweden. We were curious to see how designer and photographer Johan Lindeberg’s cooperation with the owners of Torekov Pizzeria had played out. I don’t know if I’ve ordered a pizza straight off the […]
Here’s a new piece for the Resurfaced series. I don’t do much political art, but this project felt important somehow. If not to you, at least to me right now. Sometimes I feel like a hostage. A victim of hijackers or kidnappers where the culprits are the established media. I don’t think I have an […]
This piece stems from a visit to an abandoned workshop or factory somewhere. The photo doesn’t have a GPS tag…and neither does my memory. It’s another installment in my Resurfaced series. I am continuously fascinated by these rough, unfiltered industrial environs and how often I discover mesmerizing readymade shapes there. I’m increasingly cognizant of how […]
Here’s a bold statement coming from 57-year-old likely suffering from delusions of grandeur: I believe my most significant artistic contribution has yet to be created. Brash as it may be, it is nonetheless a mantra that keeps my creative fire burning. The great mystery is in what shape this artistic contribution will take and if […]
Once in a blue moon, something other than an old movie catches my attention while randomly scrolling on Netflix’s site. A few days ago, I came across a miniseries called The Serpent. The series has an intriguing plot, it’s beautifully shot, has good acting, and really groovy music from the 1970s. Best of all, it […]
Shot the Hong Kong night skyline for a travel magazine a while back. It was my second visit to the former British colony yet I was still taken aback by the city’s intensity and variety. I think I shot this with a Canon 1D Mk III or a 5D Mk II mounted on a Gitzo […]
Another Easter begins. The above piece, “Herman’s Pseudonym (Mark I)”, refers to a Qigong instructor I was taught by a few years ago named Herman. He was good, but I found it peculiar that he demanded to be called “teacher”, like a pseudonym. I haven’t called anyone teacher since middle school and don’t understand why […]
In my childhood house on Alfred Street in Los Angeles, the walls were covered by literally hundreds of paintings. Far from all, but many had religious motifs and were often dark, gloomy portraits of Jesus in various stages of crucifixion. The artworks in our home had been collected by my father during his tumultuous gallery […]
A collage of photographs from a traditional wedding, a shopping street, and a Buddhist shrine in Tokyo. Japan is high on my list of places I’d like to return to once travel is possible again.
By far my all-around favorite country, Sweden is nonetheless also home to really imaginitive passive-aggressiveness. This collage is dedicated to all of us that often forget to put that little plastic separator on the conveyer belt between our food and the customer waiting behind us at the local grocery store. The condescending, authoritative look you […]
Brain fog. Long covid. Quattro Stagioni. Kim Jong-un. Musk’s exodus to Mars. Arthritis. Superficiality. There are so many things I still don’t understand. Especially Quattro Stagioni. How can you mix four kinds of cheese together on a pizza and still expect to be taken seriously? But on a more serious note, how can NK’s supreme […]
This new piece bears the title “Unknown” because I wanted it to symbolize my embrace of the process in which it was created. I seldom know beforehand how anything I do is going to turn out. I don’t pre-visualize what the end result of what I write, film or photograph will be. I might have […]
This was my view as we left the city of Mandalay. It caught my attention this morning after reading about the continued terror against civilians following the military coup in Myanmar a few weeks ago. Sadly, the world watches passively on the sidelines – perhaps avoiding a confrontation with China. Chicken shit politics, I say. […]
These skulls were captured near a place in Cambodia called “the killing fields” where millions of people were murdered during the brutal regime of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. I’ve published this image before, but when I saw it just now, it reminded me of a quote I like to recite. The image illustrates […]