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Styr Och Ställ

… is my new bike connection … like Nextbike in Germany. Not too expensive … and there are many here in the streets!
Yesterday: first warm day! So I went to a nearby park (Slottskogen) and watched some ducks and had a peace ice.

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My Next Favourite Pinhole Photo

Ooooh, I love this one even more! Me and friends in front of the Konstepidemin meeting tent! 30 seconds exposure time, cloudy weather!

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Up The Hill

This is my favourite pinhole photo of the day!
There’s a kind of hill opposite my house … everything is just beginning to bloom and to grow leaves and animals seem to live in / on it.

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Solstickan

These matchboxes! I just HAVE to do something with them … play … film … animate …

Solstickan is a Swedish charity foundation founded in 1936 for aiding children in need. The money for the foundation is gathered through the sales of the Solstickan matchbox or lighter which over the years have become the most well known and purchased matchbox in Sweden. The art work of the matchbox was made in 1936 by the artist Einar Nerman and is a painting of his own son.
Today, the money from the Solstickan foundation goes mostly to science and research in child diseases.

Wikipedia

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Shaking Coincidence / Wackelmagnolie

I love coincidences and accidents you might have noticed by now 😉
I wanted to take a nice pinhole photo of my favourite Magnolia tree in bloom … but the camera was not really well fixed to the tripod so it wobbled a little during the only 2 seconds exposure time …
Doesn’t matter, the result is so cool!!!!

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Gurkavatten

It works! It works! It works!!!

Swedish cucumber pickles water, in union with washing soda and vitamin c = a strong developer. I developed a super 8 test stripe in it. Good result, clear images! Nice smell too!

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Augenfransen! Eye Fringes!

My new Swedish favourite word: Ögonfranser! Augenfransen! Eye Fringes!
(Wimpern / Eyelashes)

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Duck Wall

Just a wall of ducks today!

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Erbjudanden

Was für ein lustiges Wort … ich lese es überall – und ich hab keine Ahnung, was das bedeuten könnte und kann es mir auch nicht irgendwoher ableiten.

Erbsenzähler Erbschleicher Erdatlanten Abhandengekommene!

Dazu passt kein Bild … doch, vielleicht meine Magnolie am Picknicktisch? Vielleicht ist sie ein Erbjudand? 😉

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The Little Things

Yesterday it was cold and rainy all day so I mostly stayed inside and and admired some tiny beauty spots here and there in my studio 😉 … and took some pinhole photos.

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Evening Kitchen View Into The Trees

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Konstepideminselfie

My first day – my first pinhole negative. Developed in Caffenol of course. No scanner available, just a quick shot with my phone. Digitally inverted.

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At Konstepidemin, Göteborg, Sweden

I am finally here now, at my sweet studio at Konstepidemin, Göteborg / Gothenburg, Sweden!!
I am invited here to stay 1 month and make some pictures 😉

It was a long train ride from Berlin, Germany, about 14 hours … via Denmark … across the beautiful Öresund bridge that connects Denmark with Sweden. Entering Sweden the Corona Border Police checked my fresh and negative German Corona test and for some obscure reason didn’t accept it, sent me back across the bridge to Denmark to make a quick test and then, after a 3rd bridge crossing they let me in! Welcome in Sweden!!! (Denmark had accepted it btw).

But I must say it was all ok for me, I lost just 2 hours (the bridge trip doesn’t take more than 15 minutes from Hyllie, the first Swedish city and Kastrup Airport Station, the first Danish stop) – Göteborg-bound trains go every hour – and everybody was extremely friendly and explaining (the tall, blonde, charming officer said they are taking off about 100 people every day – with tests they don’t accept, and send them back to do a quick test …).

I mean: it’s a pandemic! You shouldn’t travel at all … or if you have to (like me), be prepared for some inconveniences. Still I feel very very privileged to be here!

https://konstepidemin.se/artist-in-residence/gastkonstnarer/

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Berlin Wall Memorial

I love to feel like a tourist in my own city!
Standing at the tram station, waiting … I suddenly feel all the history here …

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Universe Flower

Wow, look at this petunia flower!! I see the universe!

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Occupants

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More Pinhole Activities

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Come In From The Cold, Little Moth!

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Pinhole Activities

April oh April, you are so damn cold … I don’t really feel like going outside my warm nest … being at my friend’s country home for a couple of days …

But there I went and you can see the results here: some new pinhole photos!!! Path into nothing and some flowers in the wild (I am fascinated by the extreme large field of depth of this lovely Illy coffee camera flower power picture!!!!).

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Pinky Sun

A very expired Ektachrome 160 film, developed in ECN-2, digitally inverted. Weird pink and sky blue colours!

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Trinkhalle

No more drinks.

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Tulipol

Chopping some withered tulips is fun!
I make a tea, a nicely smelling green tea, not to be drunk by me but to find its fulfillment in a black&white developer as you might have guessed.

It works fine and softly! I made some positive photo prints using my favourite baryte photo paper: FOMA.

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Walk Into Spring

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Zooming to Brazil 2

What a wonderful workshop!
Me in Germany and the other beautiful people spread all over Brazil …
We are all filmmakers and photographers with our heart beating for ecological, yummy, non-toxic processes … and tadaaaaa, they performed live!
We had one Caffenol developing (still photo negatives, pushed from 400 to 1600 ASA – 2 minutes longer developing – fantastic!!), one super 8 developing in flower soup and Brazilian blueberries with very cool results too, and one mate tea and coffee developing of colour negatives … but the magical thing about it was seing and hearing them mixing and developing, following them to their working rooms / darkroom – thank goddess we have wifi and phones! – so it felt we were all in one boat instead of 9400 km apart …

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Zooming To Brazil

I’m getting more and more used to be a zoom entertainer!
Yesterday I held a workshop at the 13th Strangloscope Experimental Festival in Florianòpolis in Brazil, day 1 of 2, 3 hours long talking about eco processing film and photos, the power of flowers, the magic of Kodachrome, and so much more … it was fun!
And you know what: I did a live developing in front of my laptop: compost juice mixed with vitamin c and washing soda, heated to 30° and poured into the Jobo tank that was filled with a super 8 stripe. Can be contagious!

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Black & White Negative Photography, Simply Explained

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Skating On The Tempelhof Airfield

My new pinhole picture! And below: the making-of. I love it: comparing … see the skaters frozen and in motion / blurred!
The exposure time of my pinhole was about 2 seconds.

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Agfa Blue

Nothing beats an Agfa blue!
These old expired films can still be developed (in E6 developer) … but all Agfas will come out blueish, sometimes greenish. This one was well exposed and probably not too old. Not too old means 35 – 40 years …
Not my film, it was a job, I offer this service like a one-woman-lab. If you like to know more, check this out: developing service, click!

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Indoor Plantation

… makes the transition from winter to spring a lot easier!

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Minu-S

The Minus House! I don’t know what it is … something with electricity? But I love the graffiti … saying “minu” on one side … and after a while or never you see the “S” on the other!

(Pinhole photo taken with my Illy cam, about 8 seconds exposure time)