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Málaga • Andalusia • Spain

Spending a few days in Malaga to research for what will inevitably be a richly illustrated travel story for Charlotte’s airline site ASR. I’ve only been to the airport here on my way to a video shoot at a yoga retreat in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Andalusia. Málaga has for a decade or […]

New Book: Turning Torso

This is a short ‘n sweet launch video for my new book, aptly titled, Turning Torso and produced in collaboration with HSB Malmö. The new book is the same size as my series covering Västra Hamnen, yet has a slew of new photos  from inside and outside Santiago Calatrava’s magnificent creation. I’m obviously biased, but […]

Lovely Chat with the Murats

Catharine Murat and her daughter Mercedes – and Vincent, her cute French bulldog – dropped by yesterday evening for a chat. We’d never met before, but Catharine was once upon a time close friends with my aunt Lillemor and to a degree, during her time living in L.A., also with my mother Ina (known by […]

Yoga talk with Louise H

Sorry all you non-Swedish speakers/listeners. This is a conversation I had last Friday with Louise Hedberg, an outstanding yoga instructor and an overall inspiring individual. We spoke of travels, architecture, yoga and a lot of other stuff. We sat on a park bench here in Malmö with a symphony of more or less audible background […]

The Creative Beast

Here’s a digital painting I created this morning after an invigorating visit to our local gym. It’s a composition of 30 or so photos taken on the side streets and back alleys of Hyderabad, Bangkok, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Though my main objective with visits to these remarkable places is usually to document inspiring […]

Good Vibes-by-the-Sea

From the morning’s yoga-by-the-sea session with Louise Hedberg and then breakfast by Vibes  When I woke up this morning, sometime around 07:00am, it was drizzling and I was skeptical about the outlook for the second of June’s four outdoor yoga classes and went back to bed. An hour later the rain had stopped and Charlotte and I headed to Scaniabadet […]

Fossen’s Graduation Party

From yesterday’s wonderful graduation party in the picturesque village of Svarte for the Fossen family’s youngest, the twins, Felix and Josefin. Tasty food, a steady flow of bubbly and mingeling with old friends and acquaintances kept us busy for a good six hours before boarding the train that took us back to Malmö C. Like […]

Update & Refresh

Finally got around to updating some areas on this site. Like this slideshow from Nösund Havshotell. 

The client list needed a refresh and I’ve also added some new work related slides. Not to compare with Charlotte, but I too have a small collection of sites to maintain and with so much going on in life […]

Podcast Galore

I’ve been hooked on podcasts for close to 10 years. Can’t imagine life without my daily fix. I listen while cooking, emptying the dishwasher, making the bed, before I go to sleep, during walks and workouts and while traveling. Especially while traveling. Tuning in to a podcast on short or long-haul trip is a splendorous […]

TCOB

The other day I did something I’ve been meaning to do for about 20 years. To make matters a little bit worse, I can’t really explain or defend putting it off for so long. While scrummaging around in our large storage closet at home, I discovered an old CD in one of those think plastic […]

Yoga by the Sea

Sharing is caring. Sharing my enthusiasm for how Yoga (and Qigong) has helped ease my reoccurring rheumatic discomfort is important. So a few weeks ago I did some matchmaking between the inspiringly gifted instructor Louise Hedberg and the energetic entrepreneurs/owners of our neighborhood’s beach-front restaurant Vibes, Rickard Nilsson and Joanna Hartey. And so, this morning, […]

Myanmar

I can feel how it’s itching in my Far East nerve again. After having regularly visited the Asian continent –  particularly to South East Asia – for more than three decades, it’s a reoccurring itch for both Charlotte and myself. Hopefully we’ll be back within a few months. I miss the convenience of street food, […]

Elle’s Graduation Party

Here’s a few of Charlotte’s and my snapshots from Wednesday’s graduation party for Elle. As if the occasion wasn’t heartwarming enough, the fact that so many of our friends flew in from Stockholm, travelled down from Göteborg or other places to celebrate with Elle and us was just amazing. The weather was fabulous (25C/77F), the […]

Malmö Borgarskola – Elle’s Graduation

From yesterday’s graduation ceremony, or, rather celebration at Elle’s high school, Malmö Borgarskola. The vibe was amazing, albeit a little on the hysterical side. Made me think of vikings and how they must of partyed, a thousand years or so ago. Regardless of ethnicity, all students absorbed and embraced the idiosyncratic graduation traditions of wearing […]

Opening of Kockum Fritid’s Outdoor Seating

I don’t remember who, but someone recently said (during a podcast) that creativity is beautiful. I endorse that 100% and though I often tell people that being creative is both a blessing and a curse, there is no question that the creative process – regardless really of what the end results are – is certainly […]

Graduation Party Weather

The weather gods are with us. At least insofar that they’ve promised warmth and mostly cloudless skies during Wednesday’s high school graduation party for Elle. If everyone shows up, we’ll be a merry 75 folks celebrating our daughter’s last day of secondary education at Borgarskolan here in Malmö. It’ll be the biggest gathering of friends […]

Virtual Disc Jockey

As if Wednesday’s challenge wasn’t enough, I spent much of Friday and Saturday evenings playing soul and funk from spinning virtual turntables down by Vibes on the beach here in Västra Hamnen. The software I’ve been using for the occasional DJ gig still doesn’t support Apple Music, so it was a bit of a bitch […]

Fuckup Nights Malmö

From yesterday’s Fuckup Nights Malmö 2019 where I was one of four fuckupers to speak in front of about 200 people. Fuckup Nights was founded in Mexico and is now organized in 318 cities across 86 countries (and counting) with the goal of sharing every kind of fuckup – from small mishaps to epic mistakes. […]

Österlens Blooming Canola Fields

Here’s a few short clips of the magnificent yellow canola fields from Österlen in eastern Skåne. This time of year, when the skies are blue, you can totally see where the colors of the Swedish flag come from. Though the yellow cross against a blue background on the Swedish flag is from when the country […]

Nösund Havshotell

Just back from an intense weekend, most of which was spent working on the island of Orust where I shot interiors, exteriors and four SPA models at coastal hotel Nösund Havshotell. The beautiful Mia above was the first model and she was clearly enjoying the spectacular seaside surroundings during Friday’s shoot. Just as the Christianssons, […]

Yoga Vibes by the Sea

In cooperation with the beach side restaurant Vibes, starting on the 9th of June and then every Sunday of the month between 9-10 a.m., the excellent yoga instructor Louise Hedberg will be leading an outdoor yoga class at Scaniabadet here in Västra Hamnen. Included in the nominal fee is a breakfast with sustainable ingredients, served […]

Swedish Pig

Unbeknownst to most Swedes, including yours truly, according to this seemingly reputable site, the amount of imported bacon from Denmark was 880 tons. As a non-meat eater, I can’t wrap my head around how many pigs and piglets were slaughtered to reach that amount. It’s unfathomable. Imet the fellow above a few years ago somewhere […]

Solveig’s Workbook

While cleaning house in preparation for Elle’s High School graduation party at our place in a couple of weeks, our daughter discovered several of her paternal grandmother’s sixth grade workbooks – all dating from 1945. My mother, Solveig Ina Andersson, was 14 at the time she finished the book and as there was a page […]

Yoga and Divine Accidents

I am a true believer in “divine accidents”, a phrase coined by Orson Wells which means that unforeseen events can bring forth interesting outcomes. Such was the case yesterday morning during a shoot with the formidable yoga instructor Louise Hedberg. Shortly after I had launched the drone, achieved good height and started filming, a bus […]

Meanwhile, in Venice Beach….

Here’s slew of scenes from Venice Beach that  I’ve edited together in no particular order. My only editing “rule” here was to keep each clip at maximum 1:00 second. It’s surprising how long a second can be. If you ask me, one of the keys to really good editing is being able to identify and […]

Climate Change Conundrum

Elle and I took out the trash this morning and while sorting the contents of boxes and bags into relevant recycling bins, I noticed that much of our waste was various forms of paper packaging. It made me feel good that we didn’t have that much made of plastic to throw away.Which is not to […]

Rosengårds Fastigheter

Of all of last year’s new clients, Rosengårds Fastigheter, a new residential property owner and developer, was by far the most engaging and inspiring. I shot and edited four short portrait films of key employees, took a bunch of PR photos, navigated a drone to capture the neighborhood from way above and documented more than […]

Early at the Gym + Old Havana

Went to the gym early this morning. At 06:00 am, there were four of us patiently waiting for the janitor to open the entrance’s sliding doors. By the time I was done with my cardio warmup on the treadmill, five or six more people had arrived. I’m guessing here, but I’d say most of us […]

Back on Track

As interesting and inspiring as these last couple of trips have been, I have not been taking as much care of myself as I should have. I try to pick hotels that offer yoga classes, or, at the very least, has a sizeable fitness room or balcony where I can practice on my lonesome. It’s […]

Palma’s Beaches

As much as I feel inspired by the patina that Palma offers, it’s really the close proximity and relatively easy accessibility to several small  and large beaches that intrigues me. I suppose this reminds of other familiar beach communities, like Santa Monica and Venice. I shot this particular beach scene the other day Cas Català, near […]

The Swedish Boom

I’ve spoken to a few locals here, Swedes that have lived and had businesses for several years, decades even. The consensus is that there have never been as many Swedes living on or visiting the island as right now. With all the sun-depraved visitors flying in from Stockholm, Malmö, Göteborg and other cities, I suppose […]

Perfect Timing

I think this could be my 20th visit to Majorca and I feel reasonably at home in Palma. At least as long as I stick to the center, that is. As soon I venture beyond Cala Major, things tend to get a bit hazy and everything looks more or less the same to me. Kinda […]

Palma de Majorca

Just arrived in Palma de Majorca. It’s been less than a year since my last visit, but it’s always great to return to the island. Especially since when it’s sunny like today and about 10 degrees warmer than when I left Scandinvia at 06:05 am this morning. The flight down with Norwegian was fairly smooth […]

Vintrie by Hyllie

From earlier today over Vintrie, a small village adjacent to Malmö’s popular shopping Emporia and the region’s latest neighborhood, Hyllie. I was flying over the area capturing images for a client with several ongoing construction projects in the area. Tomorrow by this time of day, I’ll be in a climate much warmer than what we’ve […]

Memory of an Old Tractor

I find it increasingly interesting how my memory works – especially so when it fails me. With my humungous computer archive (4TBs and counting), I obviously have the advantage of being able to recollect by looking through my images, videos and rereading articles I’ve penned. I wonder if a day will come when I don’t […]