Look for the Light – Spring and Photography and Energy

Early springtime is hitting Sweden as of now; it’s still a bit chilly but if you find the right spots, you can still take of your coat and sit for a while in the sunshine and enjoy the moment. This means that suddenly there’s actual daylight! Beautiful, sunny daylight! That means more hours per day of possible photography. I really love to photograph people. I can not stress that enough. But I am always terrified of missing the moment, not being able enough, and loosing the shots. So, I’m in desperate need of practice, so that I start feel comfortable …

Clementine is Dead – Create 365, Day 6

Day 6 of my journey to create something every day for 365 days. Will I actually last the first week? Today’s prompt was to go into the kitchen and create something with the first fruit or vegetable at hand. So this is what happened: (I can’t help it, I love googly eyes. They go with everything). Have a great weekend, everyone!

Week in the Life 2011 – Sunday

I can’t believe how fast this week has flown by, it’s weird to think that I wouldn’t just keep doing the same thing tomorrow. Bring my camera everywhere, take notes, take loads of pictures. It’s a fun thought: what if I just keep going and do the same thing tomorrow, and see how long I can do this? But then, there’s the point with ending it. I did this for a week, I’m proud of myself, and now I can lower my camera for a couple of days and dig into all those other projects and ideas and plans I …

Week in the Life 2011 – Saturday!

I took way more photos today than I thought I would! About twice as many as any other day during the week. I didn’t really realise it until I got home, though. Funny thing. It felt like I’d taken about 10 shots, not 250. Anyway, this has been an awesome day. A bit of a sleep in, then off on a little outing to our favourite photo store to get some prints done. I had my new shoes on. I felt pretty and in love. The sun was shining, and we had cake (which I almost forgot to photograph… you …

Week in the Life 2011 – Friday

It’s Friday and day five in Ali Edward’s project Week in the Life. As the day developed I felt I didn’t take nearly as many photos as Wednesday through Thursday, when I came home with about 120 pics at the end of the day (which I’ve narrowed down to around 10-15 pics per day). But as it turned out I took around as many exposures as the other days today, but I ended up liking the end result more. I wanted to keep a higher amount of the photos. Not a HUGE amount more, but still. And I think I …

Week in the Life 2011 – Thursday

It’s weird and great at the same time that when I check my Twitter feed in the morning some people are just going to bed the night before and charging their batteries and some are almost done with the same day as I’m just beginning. This project really has people all over the globe tagging along. That’s kind of a cool thing to be a part of. Today I had a plan to depict text and creative writing, and took photos of all our books and my typewriter. I even wrote a little one-page story to put in my album. …

Week in the Life 2011 – Wednesday

You know, it felt much tougher to take photos today than the two previous days. I can’t explain why. I’m thinking a lot about this project and how I’m documenting my days, or specifically what I’m documenting, and about the combination of photos and words. I’ve had a plan for each day as it begins, but it always turns into something else in the end. I guess one thought leads to the other and it all sort of morphs. Who knew? I’m beginning to see myself as an experiment now. Anyway, I try to do some things continually. For instance …

Week in the Life 2011 -Tuesday

Day two! Today I started out with one theme in mind, and took a lot of pics having to do with security (in life, at work, in society…). It all got me thinking about what I spend most of my time on: my job. My day job. That felt a bit depressing, really, and I also ended up with a lot of pictures of office supplies and stacks of paper. In the end my theme got a bit scattered, but I jotted down a lot of thoughts, and these are some of the photos I really liked from the ones …

Week in the Life 2011 – Monday

Today Ali Edwards is kicking off the Week in a Life project! I’ve been reading her blog for a couple of years now and always been itching to do one of her projects. It took a while but now it’s time!Following the twitter stream, it’s a bit mind boggling and fantastic how many people are participating ans just throwing themselves into this. And I guess now I’m one of them! I was not sure I even had the energy to start this thing, but this morning I found myself sneaking the camera into my handbag nonetheless. I’m always nervous when I …

Update Overdue

My crafting supplies has been packed in boxes since the end of March. This is a sad, sad fact. A very happy fact is that I have been moving houses (read more about this here) and moved in with the man I love. This is completely awesome; it feels like a rare treat to get to live with someone who is supporting, encouraging, loving and inspiring. Sure, he makes jokes about glitter being the plague of crafting, but he’s encouraging none the less! He is, for instance, the reason I got more courage and motivation to practice on my camera …

Tricks Bracelets

Tricks have been making all these neat and almost edible bracelets lately, they really remind me of the candy bracelets you could get as a kid (and you’d walk around all day with them around your wrist and eat the little sugar beads once in a while, at the end of the day you’d bee all high on candy and have sticky wrists). We decided to take a few shots of Tricks in her bracelets, which is easier said than done during winter season. We didn’t have a lot of extra lighting, so we had to use the flash, which …

31 days to a better photo

Darcy is posting a project called “31 days to a better photo” in her blog Life With My 3 Boybarians. Here is the first post in the series, and the all the posts in the category. The instructions are really clear and she explains it all very well, so if you are looking to get a grip on photography for any of your projects, check it out!