Thursday, July 31, 2008


This i-magazine/photographer's forum called 180-magazine are running some of my USA-pictures in the August issue. They also asked me a couple of questions. I'm still really bad at answering.

Monday, July 28, 2008

I'm Swedish. Can't you tell?

Here are some pictures from this last week in Sweden. I had almost forgotten how much fun I have when I go back. Almost. Oh, and congratulations on your wedding, Hanna and Marcus. Best of luck to you and baby Edith. I am now officially out of disposable cameras, and I don't know where I can get new ones.

me and grandma.

I'm trying to become a photographer. This last picture is proof of the fact that I have no fucking idea of what I'm doing.
// R

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Homosexual's right to adopt the order of the Phoenix.

In the car today, while driving back from yesterdays wedding, people on the radio were talking about whether or not homosexuals should be able to adopt children. Should I address this issue? I'm not sure it's of any relevance, but I kind of have nothing else on the agenda, anyway.

Naturally, I am pro homo-adoption. Anyone who is against it is simple fighting a lost cause, so I just jumped on the winning team. While I'm pro homo-adoption, I care a lot less about homosexual people's right to adopt children. There's a distinct difference, and that difference is the reason why they haven't won this debate yet. Take the guy on the radio, for instance. He was trying to evoke sympathy by arguing that he should have the same rights as everyone else in this issue. I was thinking: "I don't know you. I don't give a shit if you get less French fries than everyone else at McDonald's. Bu-fucking-hu." I'm not pro homo-adoption because The Village People should have the same rights as I. I'm pro homo-adoption because every kid in the world deserves to get the same chance that I got, regardless of whether your parents end up being the Volvo-driving, emotionally handicapped "mr & mrs Smith", or if it's George Michael, Anthony and their little Johnsons.

Of course, there are many arguments that say homosexuals shouldn't be able to adopt. 80% of those arguments are stupid. And the best part is that the main arguments are the ones that make the least sense.

A. It's unnatural: Can't we all agree on the fact that human beings have evolved too far for us to try and keep it "natural"? If this argument is to work, we might as well abolish things like airplanes. I mean, if it was "natural" for mankind to fly, we would probably have wings. The same thing goes for photoshop, medicine, and those kind of shoes that have wheels on them. You know what, I'm convinced. Let's just abolish everything that makes our lives easier.

B. The suicide rate for those children would be high: In China, people can only have one child. If the first child is a girl, sometimes people kill it, just because boys are more profitable. I'm sure all the first-born girls of China would be thrilled about ever having the opportunity to actually do the deed herself.

C. The kid will be bullied at school: At least he's going to school, isn't he?

D. If you disregard the monetary side of things, the child would be happier with his family: You can't just disregard the reason why the world is spinning. Money is everything, especially to people who don't have any. Trying to disregard the factor of money in this issue is beyond ridiculous. I've said it before, it would be like me saying: "Okay, I think I'm going to climb the stairs onto the roof of my building, and then jump. If I just disregard GRAVITY, I should be fine."

There are a number of stupid arguments for why it wouldn't work, but I'm sure you all have better things to do than reading my thoughts on these kind of things.

// R

p.s I saw Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. A pathetic movie, to say the least. The guy who plays Dumbledore ruins everything. I'll write more about that tomorrow. I'm very tired, and I'm going to sleep.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


I just found out that one of my childhood friends got stabbed to death. Over a cell-phone. A fucking cell-phone. He was an only child too, I feel really sorry for his parents. His dad and my dad have been friends for a really long time. His folks are really nice people too, I hope that they'll pull through. We actually hadn't hung out for a long time, but it still hit me like a fucking brick in the face. Our dads played bowling together when we were kids, so we always used to play during the games etc. He started having some legal problems when he was about 14, but he was a good guy, and always really nice to me whenever we bumped into each other.

I was going to work on my portfolio and plan a shoot that I'm doing here in Sweden, but I don't feel like it anymore. I shouldn't get too sentimental about it here. People shouldn't read blogs because they're sad, they should read them because they're funny. To all my buddies: I'm assuming that you're all in good health. Please stay that way.

I'm kind of thinking what I would say if I ever met the guys who did it. I can't think of much, except:

You could have had my god damn cell-phone. You didn't have to kill a friend of mine.

speaking of good videos.

I don't think I even have to say anything.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Old older oldest.

This looks like an old post-festival picture, but I can't say for sure. I'm going to Sweden tomorrow, and hopefully I'll get to do a shoot right before coming back here on August 14th. Also, if you're going to be in New York during the fall, holla. pic by: erik

Oh, and if you're in Gothenburg this week, be sure to stop by Uppat Framat on Friday for Jens' and Alex' "Cheesy not Cheesy" night. I love the promo video.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

In the summertime

I can't believe I'm missing out on all the fun semi-naked man-on-man love in Sweden. I'm going back on Tuesday, though. See you then?

pic: jens