Saturday, June 28, 2008

My sister.

My sister is hilarious, this is how most of our conversations go:

M: So, I went to see Radiohead the other day.
R: I don't think I'll ever be into Radiohead. Radiohead and The Velvet Underground.
M: The Velvet Underground! That's the guy from Metallica, right?
R: The what now?
M: One of the guys from Metallica quit the band and started the Velvet Underground.
R: No, Slash from Guns N Roses founded Velvet Revolver, though.
M: Right. So, Radiohead wasn't that great.

It's a good thing we're siblings, otherwise our conversations probably wouldn't go anywhere.

Paris is good so far, I haven't done anything spectacular so far. I saw Bumblebeez last night at parisparis. The music is kind of a joke, but the girl is an insane amount of cute. I see the same qualities in her as I do in Amanda Blank. Although, Amanda Blanks is more of a bad ass, naturally. I want to go somewhere in August, any suggestions are welcome. Just don't mention Italy.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The cutest video. ever.

This might be the cutest video I have ever seen. No joke.

Also, I'm in Paris aka the Mecca of metrosexuals. I'll be posting pictures fairly soon, so stay tuned for that.

// R

Monday, June 23, 2008

Boston legal is not what I want to do right now.

I'm editing the pictures from yesterday, while translating Boston Legal for Swedish television. It's a nightmare. At least the last part. Where is my photo-editor when I need her?

Friday, June 20, 2008

The beginning of this post is going to be a bit weird, since it's mostly meant for two people. Anyways, we had a triangular discussion about sending the 20 first songs on our current studio-playlists to each other. Here you go, if you still want them:


MGMT - Electric Feel(aeroplanes remix)
Hot Chip - Colours(fred falke remix)
Jamiroquai - Little L
Fujiya & Miyagi - Collarbone
Soulwax - NY Lipps
Hot Chip - Wearing My Rolex(wiley cover)
Van She - Strangers(van she tech remix)
Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler
MGMT - Time to pretend
Röyksopp - Circuit Breaker


Wolfmother - Woman(mstrkrft remix)
Miami Horror - 5feet snow
Chromeo - Bonafied lovin'
Daft Punk - Voyager
CSS - Let's make love and listen to death from above
Hot Chip - One pure thought
Metro Area - Let's get...
MGMT - Kids
The Knife - Heartbeats
Devendra Banhart - I feel like a child

Anyways, wish me luck.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


FINALLY, the boy-story that I shot is being published. Basically, the magazine went through several layers of bullshit, before they found a decent publisher. Anyways, the magazine is called Kurv and I have a 10 page editorial. To my friends in Australia, you can get it at Borders and some other locations. To all you Americans, you can get it at most Barnes&Nobles. To be honest, I'm not very happy with it(since it is now outdated) but I'm shooting 12 fresh pages for them on Sunday, so I need you guys to buy this issue. That way, at least I'll know that there will be a next one. I'll keep you posted. 

I went to Dover Street Market yesterday, I definitely prefer Colette. Also, Sweden is playing Russia today. Don't forget to watch that. I don't want to push you in any direction, but remember where communism got its major breakthrough. 

Monday, June 16, 2008

article and the weird colab

Did you guys hear that N.E.R.D, Julian Casablancas and Santogold are making a song together? That has to be the mother of all random collaborations. Also, I don't really see the potential in it, it feels way too The Hives vs. Timbaland. I guess we'll have to see. Oh, and I'm giving the new Coldplay album a test-listen in a bit. My hopes aren't very high. You know how guys are scared of admitting it when other guys are awesome? I feel like that rule doesn't always work. What I mean is, there are some guys that are just so awesome that you have to admit it. It doesn't matter if you're a biker, hockey player, junkie or David bowie. There's just no denying that Chris Martin is an undeniable bad ass.

In other "news", the corporation called Snappy Snapps here in London have apparently been fucking me in the ear for about 6 months now. They charge like 10 pounds to put a roll of film on CD(about 20 dollars, as opposed to 5 dollars at Wahlgreen's). Today, I found out that Boots does the same thing, for 6 pounds. I'm not happy about this. Not happy at all. I probably won't be posting any pictures until I get back from Paris.

Fluro did an article/interview on me. They kind of misinterpreted my answers, but whatever. I guess sarcasm doesn't transfer as well digitally. Steer over to to download a PDF. Or you could buy the actual magazine, your call.

This just in, another interesting collaboration is taking shape on the other side of the Atlantic. Apparently, Lil Jon, Stephen King and Mickey Mouse are making a song together. Can't wait.

Friday, June 13, 2008

The moon doesn't exist

I've been thinking about something all fucking day. It's one of those random things that I get in my head and then I just can't let it go. You know how the U.S supposedly landed on the moon and all that. Don't worry, it's not a post if whether or not they did it. I was just thinking, the flag that they put up there, does it stay erect or does it hang? I mean, there's no wind to keep it up, yet not enough gravity to pull it down. Since there is no force to impact it, does that mean that the initial positioning of it will be the permanent one? Meaning that if I held it halfway up/down and just let it go, without giving it any force, it would stay that way forever? If you provide force to something in space, I've gotten the impression that it will just keep on going and going forever, since there is no resistance. So, if I grabbed the flag and swung it around the pole, would it swing around it forever, or slow down because of the friction between the garment of the flag and the actual pole? Anyways, I don't know what I'm talking about, clearly.

Now to a more interesting point, I don't know if I should see the new Hulk-movie. Let's look at the pros and cons. Pros: Edward Norton is in it. That's the only pro. Cons: The Hulk, as a character, sucks. He's like the epitome of an only child, his motto being: "Do as I say, or else I'm going to throw a fucking fit. Right here in front of everyone." Along with Fantastic four and Captain America(who spawned that idea, seriously?), he's one of my least favorite superheroes. What's really the difference between The Hulk and his opponent, that happens to make him the good guy? They both bring destruction and mayhem wherever they go, don't they? It's not like the Hulk is conscious of his actions after he decides to throw a tantrum in the middle of New York City, just because there were no more tickets for "The wizard of Oz" on Broadway. Anyways, let's face it. I'm probably going to see it, Marvel has pretty much got people like me in the bag.

I just have to bring up Captain America. He has got to be the most stupid idea for a character, ever(Along with sponge bob). He's pretty much the personification of why the world hates the USA. And the funniest thing is that the USA invented him. The level of arrogance embedded in this concept is striking, and hilarious. It's like saying "We're going to create a ridiculously obnoxious character. What are you going to do about it? " There is only one country in the world that would invent a SUPER-hero and then name it after their own country. Forgive me if I have a hard time believing that the comic "Captain America saves the world" is going to be a blockbuster in Mogadishu. God bless that country. For comic relief, if nothing else.

I love that song, it's pretty much the epitome of nostalgia. I probably posted it already, but I don't care.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tha Carter III

I'm not even sure where to begin. I'm normally not that impressed with albums after the first listen, but this is fucking incredible. I haven't been this happy since Nirvana's "Nevermind", Rage Against the Machine's STA, The Knife's "Deep Cuts" or Guns N Roses "Appetite for Destruction". The track Mr. Carter(Feat Jay-Z) is a clear high-point to me, since they're my two favorite rappers. It's like mixing Ice Cream with Angelina Jolie and a mid-nineties Jim Carrey. There is simply nothing that could go wrong. Weezy is a bad ass, he should start hanging out with Tiger Woods. They could just sit around all day, talking about how much it has to suck just being a little bit talented. Oh, and don't miss the interview in this month's I-D, it's hilarious.

"To him, I'm a killer. To her, I'm a lover. I always wear a mask and I always wear a rubber." Workin' em (Dedication II)

Not only does it have the essential club-thrashers(Lollipop, Got Money(feat T.Pain), it has what most hip-hop lacks: Humour. It's actually fun to listen to, you don't feel like an evil white person after un-plugging your headphones. And I'm not even white to begin with. Some of it is pure comedy, I sometimes find myself just smiling randomly on the bus, like a fucking crazy person. To all of my friends, let me know if you want me to send you the album. It doesn't matter if you're normally into N.W.A, Run DMC, T.I, Rick Ross or Dolly Parton. You N-E-E-D it, okay?

"She drinks vitamin-water, says it's good for her health. She can wrap my whole dick around her waist like a belt." Walk it off (Dedication II)

Anyways, 5/5, 10/10, 100/100, you take your pick. My only conclusion after listening to this album is going to have to be: Fuck photography, how much is a one-way ticket to New Orleans?

To switch subject, kind of: Check out Young Buck, T.I & Ludacris - Stomp(Ratatat Remix). grrrreat.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

The roadrunner.

These images are epic, seriously. They make me think of Mad Max II. How cool is that? Not very. Things are kind of weird right now, in a bad way. Don't worry, though. I'll sort something out. I always do.

Friday, June 6, 2008

I'm like totally into film and stuff.

People who claim that "Amelie" is their favorite movie. I don't even know where to begin. So I won't.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The reason why I'm single.

Why do people buy flowers? It's like buying and then giving away an aids-patient, seriously. You buy something that inevitably is going to die, yet you nurture it to stay healthy for as long as possible. Does the term fighting a biological clock ring any bells? Not only are you wasting time taking care of something that you can't save. You paid to do it. "Check out our new service, Rent-a-child-with leukemia, see how long YOU can keep this 6-year old alive!" That's why flowers is a terrible gift. You're giving someone a dying, yet beautiful thing. It's like an aids-puppy, basically. To all of my friends out there who looove flowers, I'm going to start giving you aids-puppies. Let's see how fun that will be.

Speaking of which, I'm not that fascinated by pictures of flower-details and such. Pictures of extreme details, in general. It's like you're trying to create controversy by "showing something from an angle that you normally don't see". That is not the case. You are showing something from an angle that you normally don't care about. Do you know what you call people who stand in the street with their face 1 inch from a cherry for 2 hours, with a smile on their face? Let me tell you, they are not called "Infinite appreciators of sublime material detail". They are called fucking crazy people.

Glad to have gotten that off my chest. I just printed a new portfolio and some other stuff. The whole thing set me back about 600 dollars. It s-u-c-k-s. That's why I don't buy it when people say "I was so poor in the beginning, before I got to where I am right now". Bullshit, you either had enough money to buy a digital camera, or spend a shit load of money on development and printing. Pick one, you lying a-hole. I hear the camera adds 15 pounds on your body. Does that mean that a interview removes 20 000 pounds from your wallet 10 years ago?

Anyways, here's the recipe of the day: You take everything that I've stated above and you mesh it together. What do you get? Voila, the reason why I'm single. I just find it hard to buy into some of the hallmark-bullshit, even though I should definitely just stop being such a pussy. Unless I manage to outlive flora, I guess I'm pretty much stuck with that scenario. However, I feel the need to point out that a bunch of cool people lived totally asexual lives. Like Andy Warhol, and...and...and I should just admit that Andy Warhol at least had the opportunity to get laid.

In conclusion: In the arts of love and affection, oysters are considered to be an aphrodisiac. I, however, am the fucking anti-christ. Swell.

// R

Monday, June 2, 2008

Too many good ones too.

I came across this girls page, she's good. There are probably 529875238942 photographers in central London only and it's fun talking shit about how many bad photographers there are out there. However, when browsing for new stuff daily, one has to realize something: There are so many fucking good ones too, it almost makes me want to become a monk instead. I'd be a great monk. I have excellent self-discipline, I'm a great listener and I don't mind spending the rest of my life with guys who probably need to self-service themselves every 30 minutes. Keep in mind that none of these things are true. I'd be a worse monk than Pete Doherty blended with Boy George, listening to Sex Pistols while watching porn on a portable DVD-player.

Anyways, check this girl out. I'm thinking she might be Swedish, or maybe Danish. If she's Danish, she either needs to learn really good English or sign language. A sentence of Danish is harder to decipher than the DaVinci-code.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Slipknot in Seattle

Flashback from when one used to be a metal-fan. Don't ask me why, just blame my brother. Even if you hate the music(which you will), watch the whole thing. Then tell me it's "crazy" seeing John Mayer live.

The Streets and Buraka Som Sistema figured out a really cool thing to do live. All on their own.

I'm back in London, and still fucking jet-lagged. I haven't done a single thing since I got back, I'm about 2 seconds away from starting to climb the walls. I've got interesting photo-stuff coming up this week, though. Unfortunately, I can't jinx anything on my stupid blog. I'll let you know next week. Sitting in front of my computer, waiting for my microwave pizza, not wanting to translate fucking Goonies, I can't help but think: There are so many people in the world having more fun than I am right now. It's ridiculous. On the other hand, there are even more people who have never seen either a microwave pizza or Goonies and who wouldn't even be able to read this. Fuck me for being simply bored and not being able to deal with it.

I woke up at 4.00 AM today because of the god damn fucking jet-lag(as if it would care when I cursed it's name) and decided to watch Sleepless in Seattle on VHS. I know, the whole scenario is more 20th century than sending people postcards. Anyways, the movie was above expectation, but one can hardly say that Annie is cute. She flies from Baltimore to Seattle, just to stand in the middle of the street, say "Hello" and then go back to Baltimore. That's not what a future lover does. That's what a fucking crazy person does. Even though the entertainment value of that movie is high, the morale of it is often misinterpreted. It's not "When two people are meant to be together, they can truly conquer all". It's really saying that "true love" is a consequence of an insane amount of persistence and cheap airfare.

By the way, here is a list of the best movie-babies:

1. Kevin from Home Alone

2. Ray from Jerry Maguire

4. Jonah from Sleepless in Seattle

4. Robin from Batman&Robin(At least he acted like a fucking baby throughout the movie)

5. Marcus from About a boy(all due to the haircut. bravo)

// R

p.s HOW could this song NOT win the Eurovision songcontest? I really hate Europe now. More than before.