I'm exhibiting a series of old polaroids, along with some snapshot favorites at gallery Nya Skolan in Gothenburg. The opening is July 16th, everyone is welcome! Music will be played by my dear friends Tennishero and there will be a free after-party with Charles in the woods, where cheap beer will be served. See you there!
I started this blog in New York, back in September 2007. I don't think I can take this much further, and to be honest, I've just gotten pretty sick of it. You've probably noticed that the amount of writing has gone down, in favour of old pictures and music. Hence, this will be the last post on this blog. I'll continue to update my website regularly, though, so check that out every once in a while.
Is it just me, or do you also see a similarity between the Byzantine flag and the Nazi one? What a ripoff. Here are other cool images I found today, while reading about random stuff on Wikipedia.
The blast from the Tsar-Bomba. This bomb was 1400 times more powerful than both the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombs combined. Sounds intense.
The hottest couple in the history of mankind.
The Orion Nebula.
Tsar Kolokol, the world's largest bell. It weighs 216 tons, and has never been rung. Some people believe that on judgement day, the bell will rise to the skies and ring the blagovest. At that point, we are officially screwed.
Malmö today, Iceland in July, New York in September & Argentina in December. Who's game? I'd prefer someone who's fun. People who have never been to Amsterdam, Australia, Thailand or Norway will get free tickets.
I read somewhere that they considered excluding women's hockey from the next Olympics, because some teams are so much better than the others. Meaning, there's no real competition taking place. To me, that makes no sense. Not when "sports" like curling and fucking BOB-SLEIGH are included in the Olympics. I don't watch women's hockey, but I would definitely watch that over bob-sleigh. They call it a sport, when it's clearly just four retards in some form of aerodynamic metal condom, trying desperately not to die. And the team that came closest to dying, without actually doing so, wins. You know what? Forget what I said. You can scrap women's hockey in the next Olympics, but only if you replace it with Russian Roulette.
I developed a new roll, and here are a few more gems from Berlin & Gothenburg. Alongside these images, are a few things that I wish you wouldn't put in your Facebook-status:
-What you had/are having for dinner. Most people eat food. -That you are freaking out because of an exam. -A quote from a song about lost love. -That you hate the weather.
Suggestions are welcome, as always. I'm about to watch the Sweden-Belarus hockey game in the Olympics. I'm feeling pretty confident, because according to several interviews conducted by the Swedish media geniuses, the Sweden players will "try to do their best to win", and when the opportunity presents itself, they will "do their best to score". Great, that clearly indicates that our players know what the basic concept of hockey is. With that knowledge, we'll be unstoppable.
I finally understand why people get into politics. I never could myself, but it was all because I didn't understand the true core of politics. I thought everything was so complicated, when in fact, it's quite simple. The reason why people get into politics, is because they want to shave their heads in public. I don't blame them, it really is the best.
I remember reading that Ellen Von Unwerth(At least I think it was her) once said that it was way harder for her generation to make it as photographers. To me, that is bona fide bullshit. Granted, it was harder getting your images out there without the internet, but the competition was way less stiff, considering that the advertising market was moving away from illustrations and into photography. Plus, with today's snapshots making into Vogue, who even needs a light meter anymore? I know I don't use one. I'm not saying it was much easier then, I'm just saying that was a stuck-up thing to say. And I haven't even mentioned the fact that this woman was a model for 10 years before even venturing into fashion photography. Gee, I wonder if she had any connections in the fashion industry after 10 years on a runway? Von Unwerth is definitely a legit photographer, but that was still a dumb statement. Speaking of dumb, these are five photographers that should have known better:
5. Hedi Slimane - One of the greatest menswear designers decided to take about one thousand steps back and become a bad photographer. Everyone likes a challenge, I guess. 4. Mario Testino - I just think it's boring. 3. Karl Lagerfeld - Some people should just stick to what they know. His pictures have less character than a gold fish. 2. Rankin - His pictures make me want to eat my own head, just so I can't ever see them again. 1. David LaChappelle - Unlike Tim Walker, who uses props to create dream-like scenarios, David LaChappelle's pictures are just tacky and unattractive. Plus, he uses celebrities to create shock value, a manoeuvre clearly engineered to cover up for his total lack of talent.
The good thing about the internet, is that it's really easy finding cool photos. I could find 5 new, talented people every time I go on the internet, if I wanted to. Here are some cool photographers that I've stumbled across(including the one at the top of the post):