As part of the traditions of Christmas, I take some odd hours of during the hectic ending of the year to produce a Christmas calender/countdown on Facebook and Instagram. Each year I select at theme and work thorough 24 images to be released during December. Not that I really have the time – but creating these images for my own personal amusement and with goals and management that is completely my own, severs to force my own creativity onwards and partly as self therapy.
This years theme was alternative Christmas tree ornaments, with the ambition to create semi-photo realistic images of beauty and wonder. I took the time to explore different technical aspects of drawing materials and moods, solely with the help of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Only the rudimentary 3D-possibilities of Illustrator was used as a base to create the three dimensional look of the images together with own photographed material and textures. The exceptions here is some free photos from NASA and a few borrowed details from a selected few stock resources.
The work for updating the visual appearance of the film and advertisement agency Smartfilm has been going on for quite a while now. And for the 15th anniversary of the company this autumn, it will be time to reveal what has been in the making. Stay tuned.
Took the time to evaluate a Nikon D800 with a selection of lenses on the windy shore of Hovs Hallar in Northern Scania back in May. A fantastic camera in many ways, and certainly a very beautiful place for it to capture. Shifting whether, foaming water and the magnificent colours of the cliffs made it easy to find motifs, yet creating a challenge to capture all the wondrous nuances.
The year started with shooting a short film together with my brother Anders, cinematographer and co-founder of Smartfilm in Limhahm-Malmö. The film, entitled Mindset, has been backed by a brilliant team of people both behind and in front of the camera and is currently in post production at Smartfilm. The music for the film will be produced by Neurobash together with Ro13 that will make a grand comeback this year since a very long silence. So glad that they agreed to be on board. More updates soon.
With a changed concept for the new Neurobash album the graphics and overall feel of advertisement and promotional photographs had to be updated. To reflect the harsher sound palette of the resulting new material on DOCTRINE we decided to go for a monochrome look resembling the earliest material of the band – back to the origin – yet taking on an entirely new colour palette.
The photographs where taken with a full sensor camera and lenses for a wider depth of field. The filmed material was produced in the same style.